I had a plan this morning when I woke up. I knew the challenge began today (well yesterday in this case, since I'm writing today) and I knew how I wanted to give. We have a group of people that hold signs when you drive into town that say "40 Days for Life." They are a Christian group praying to end abortion. The weather here has become much more fall-like and chilly. So my plan was this, I would stop and get hot chocolate for these people when I headed into town to meet my husband, Justin, for lunch. To my disappointment they weren't there, meaning the 40 days of prayer ended when my 30 days began. Okay, I thought to myself, just find some other way. I wish I could say day one went smoothly, but not as smooth as I would have hoped for.
We went on about our day and I just search throughout the day for a way to give. After my husband got off work we went for our long drive to take him for his classes and for a small visit with my Mom.
My Mom is having a struggle with faith and loss and on my way to her house I heard the most perfect song about faith and comfort in the Father. So I saw the opportunity. Music always, at least to me, connects to things in ways words can't. Music is a constant part of my life. So when I got home last night, I got onto iTunes and gifted my Mom this song. It had all the words I wanted to her to here and comfort her.
In case you want to know what song I picked, here you are.