Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How will you be remembered?

Since I've come to know the Lord as my Savior, I've been asking him on a daily basis to use me. I have so many blessings that I never imagined possible as a young girl. My past was one of happy times; but also a lot of pain and hurtful times as well. In His amazing goodness, the Lord has continued to sustain me.

During my week or so hiatus from blogging, I have been praying, reading, resting and just being still. I swear, I actually felt as though I was on a well deserved vacation, until the dog would bark and scare the "you know what out of me." Sometimes, I truly forget I have a roommate (lol).

Anyway, I have been pondering with the idea of running an Errand Service for Senior Citizens. Well, I did it. My Non-Profit Business launched on September 4, 2009. It's called Rosa B. Davis' Senior Services and I named it after my dear friend, who is 94 years young! Our paths crossed when she was 87 and it was not by accident. It was all a part of God's plan and purpose for (our) lives. She thinks that I do so much for her, but she has no idea how much she has touched my life!

Each time I visit with her and run little errands, I always pause and think, "If the Lord blessed me with His grace for 94 years, would someone do this for me? She has no remaining family and she calls me her best-friend. Imagine that

It is our goal is to provide quality and professional errand services to the seniors in our community. To date, I currently have 5 clients, including my mom (smile)! I am absolutely thrilled. There are still so many little details to iron out, but I tell you, everytime I talk about it, I get goose bumps. It's way better than my dreams to publish a book!

Writing is still and always will be my true passion. But this, it takes me so outside myself and into the work GOD wants me to do! I will still be posting Poetry from time to time, but I don't know how much time I'll give to this particular blog. I have met so many incredible and beautiful people. Friendships that I treasure beyond words. Although I may not always comment, I will still visit various blogs.

I always check my personal e-mails because that's where my family sends their greetings and make their demands for my time (smile). Call me weird, but I don't check my voicemail but I do check e-mails. So, if you just want to drop a hello or add me to your address book, you can find me at aluv4poetry@yahoo.com

Psalm: 138:8
The Lord will fulfill (his purpose) for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever-do not abandon the works of your hands.

Love, peace and continued blessings
A Free Spirit Butterfly


PAK ART said...

I'm glad you had a well-deserved rest and were able to spend time "waiting on the Lord". I think we hurry too much through this life and don't take the time to listen. What you have ventured into sounds like God leading you for His purpose. I'm glad you answered the call with full gusto. I'm sure you will touch many lives. We'll miss you here if you don't post as often, but I'll still check back from time to time and see how you are. God's blessing on you!

crochet lady said...

Wow so glad you had time to hear from the Lord. How awesome that he has made a way for you to serve and love the elderly. I pray every blessing on your new trail. I can see you blazing forth with gusto and spunk!

I will miss your encouraging comments.
love you,

SLC said...

Living life unto others is so fulfilling that I know it will actually become a source for more inspired writing.

I will not miss you.
I'm your brother an your stuck with me via email or facebook.

Thanks for being a blessing.
(This is not that thank you. This is just the general thank you.)


Claire Luck said...

Glad to catch you on your journey of self discovery.

Like you I have an elderly friend who has no family. She has dimentia and moving into a care home very soon.

If running errands feels right, then that's your calling, go for it. We run errands in the Great City of London and if you ever have any questions on any aspect of running errands, drop me an email.


A Lady's Life said...

Hi! Glad to hear all is well with you.
You seem radiant and in bloom.
So you are doing something right.:)
I spent many years working with old people and I really loved this job.They are truly wonderful and we both get great pleasure out of each other.
I took care of my own Mom when she had Parkinsons and Alzheimers and it gave me great pleasure just to have her sitting with me even though we could not communicate the way I would have wanted to. We should treasure our Moms while we have them.
Anyway the only thing bad about old people is that you have to say good bye and this always hurts to be left behind with the memories.
When I talk to teachers in elementary school, I always tell them you have the greatest job in the world because you get to see what happens to your work as it grows.Seeing both ends of the spectrum, the beginning and the end is really a blessing cause then the middle makes a lot of sense.