What’s A Mother To Do?

January 5, 2015

Watch out Hong Kong, she is coming…laurapc1One would never describe My Girl as being shy.  When she was a small child and we’d run into friends at the grocery store, she would hug them, chat with them, be happy to see them and then as we walked away, she’d say,

“So, who was that?”

She lived by the code that said, hug first, find out who they are second.

To say that the Lord has stretched me by being her mother would be an understatement.  This move to this town, this home and the timing was all about attempting to give her a better life…who knew…how far she would take this opportunity!

There have been many hats for me to wear to help her get to where she is today…and now…she is setting out…in a big way…feeling called on a mission to South East Asia for 5 months.  I know she’ll get…

lonely  tired  happy  exhilarated  excited  joyful  amazed  exhausted  overwhelmed  blessed  sad  glad and probably a few others…

I have been wondering….what is my job now?

I have this feeling…

that I am to find others to join with me in praying for her daily while she is gone.  So…I am ‘looking’ for 31 people who will agree to pray 5 times while she is gone…31 people who will pray one day a month for 5 months…

My job right now…I think is to send her off, but to cover her in prayer…

I believe in the power of prayer, even though I am not a big ‘out loud’ prayer, that is not my gift.  I am a simple prayer, a sort of reader’s digest kind of prayer…

I pray in simple words…and yet…isn’t it great that we cannot do ‘it’ wrong.

Together, we can keep My Girl covered in prayer for each day while she is on this mission…and for many of you…I know, this is not the first time you’ve lifted her in prayer….and we are blessed.

If you’re willing to be 1 of the 31, please send me an email to ellenewalton@gmail.com…and say Prayer 31 or comment here on the blog…and thank you….from the bottom of this mom’s heart.

Ellen

  • Richard Godley

    Now I am confused (not difficult!) am I a date or a day Ellen? – I’d hate for me to not get it right!…Richard x

    • Richard,
      You are a day of the month…the 26th, which is also a date…
      Bless you!

  • Laurie Hiller

    I would love to join the prayer circle from Mexico! We’ve been volunteering at the YWAM base here — it’s full of amazing kids. So excited for Laura!!!!

    • Laurie!
      That is SO neat! What a connection… Your day is the 21st. She leaves on the 25…now we have people praying in at least three different countries! Thank you! God Bless!

      • Laurie Hiller

        On it!!!

  • Diane Emmons Dunton Brown

    Is there a day left for me?

    • Oh, my friend..
      I almost assigned you a number, because I know you so well! Yes, you are the 15th of the month…and any other day of course!

      See you soon!

  • Christa Peitzman

    DUH!…I’m in! 🙂 Let me know my day and it will be on all Peitzman calendars!

    • SO AWESOME…but I am not surprised! Not the first time you’ve prayed for this girl. You have the 10th!
      God Bless!

  • Sandy Ravana

    Count me in, it is an honor to pray for Laura and all of you!

    • Thank you dear Sandy….
      remember that beautiful pink blanket your mom made for her…so many years ago!
      Your day is the 9th…
      She leaves January 25…
      Bless you!

      • Sandy Ravana

        On all my calendars, and will start tomorrow, because it’s the 9th and prep is so important too!. So proud of her. Blessings

  • Amy

    Add us to the list! I will get my whole family in on it 🙂 By the way, did she raise all the money she needed? I kept forgetting to contact you about that.

    • Thanks Cousin! Your day is the fourth!
      She came really close to making all the money and has still been working…

      • Amy

        What’s the best way to send a check? Having raised support for so long, we really love to help out young people believing for God to provide for a trip like this!

        • Thank you so much…
          She cries every time some one helps her!
          It can come directly to the house or if you’d rather it can go to Ellensburg Presbyterian Church with instructions to support Laura Newman…
          Thank you!

          • Amy

            Great! I will send it out tomorrow:)

          • Bless you!

  • Katelyn Cunningham O’Burke

    Me too! I’m in. Let me know my day. Such an awesome opportunity for her!

    • Thank you sweet friend…
      Your number is the third!
      Could you please tell your folks what she is up to… I know that they would be pleased!

  • Pam and Dan

    We’d love to join the team. Give us a number!

    • Wonderful dear Skinny Cousin!
      Your number is 28…as she leaves on the 25!
      I will figure out what I am doing and do a reminder…
      God Bless!

  • John

    I’m in – and we’ll pray for you & Pat who will be worrying, wondering, and missing her while she’s gone.

    • Bless you!
      She leaves on the 25th…your day is the 27th…and of course any other day!
      Thank you Dear John!

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