Because of having 3 kids close together and a big belly, I get to talk to many different people on our various outings during the week. People are very curious about us. Some will stare and point rudely, others will swear with jaws dropping wide open, some will be nice and smile and many will talk to us.
Most often they want to know the age-gaps between the kids and if we are completely mad. This is invariably followed by the finances question. I’m thinking of handing out a pamphlet to people with FAQ’s to read before they ask me things (not really, but its a rather amusing thought) Sometimes people give me the 3rd degree and want to know exactly how we plan on sending them to varsity, overseas, buy them cars, etc. When I tell them that we will sort things out when we get there, they sometimes get a little upset that we don’t have a “plan”. Apparently we’re supposed to have all this figured out already. Clearly I missed that memo!
My best is when they start talking “school” to Jessie. She’s quite quick to tell them, “We do homeschool!” Then the curious person just about falls backward. Its makes me giggle everytime! Then the questions come even thicker and faster. and don’t get me started on her telling people that Father Christmas is just a story and that we should only believe in God classic!
Where am I going with this? I figure that our life, our kids, the choices we are making. They’re all a great ministry tool. I need to and want to point everything back to God. None of this would be possible without Him, we wouldn’t be who we are if not for Him. And having people come up and talk to us, its the perfect time to praise Him and to share about Him. I just need to stop being so shy about it! I’m starting to get quite cross with myself. He is awesome! I need to trust Him and be bolder.
So here’s to pointing everything back to Him and to clinging to His truth and proclaiming it loud enough for all to hear.