When I was a young mom, I went through a season where I tried to understand the challenging road I was traveling. My husband and I lived over a thousand miles from home with a toddler and a new baby, in a town we didn’t love, working a job we didn’t like, in a broken-down house with couldn’t afford.
I was lonely and life wasn’t what I thought it would be.
When I looked at my life, I saw a tangled mess, like the back of a cross stitch project I carried with me from place to place. I never quite got the knack of counting stitches perfectly and the backside was messy.
Sort of like my life.
But when I would flip that little stitched project over, I could see the beginning of a picture, something beautiful. Life is like a tapestry. It’s messy and it can look tangled and like all the threads don’t fit, but God is always creating a beautiful picture. We might not know what it is or what it will be, but He is working.
Mothers saved me. Literally-connecting with moms, piecing our stories together, like a giant quilt, led me to where I am today. Maybe that’s why I couldn’t be more proud of the community of women who came to me and asked if they could share their hard and beautiful stories (more than 60 of them!) in an ebook, called The Mom Quilt.
Oh, and it gets better: 100% of the proceeds of this project will go to Mercy House to help us drill a deep bore hole on one of the properties in Kenya that has the potential of providing water for 100 families. Currently, water is one of the most expensive monthly payments as it is trucked in several times a week to both homes. We’ve been working on a way for sustainability at the maternity homes for years and we believe water is the answer.
The project cost $40,000 and will provide water to the women of Mercy House, but also to the surrounding community. And we also know that it will lead to Living Water for so many. . .
Alone, we are a single strand, but woven together by His hand, we are able to accomplish the impossible! That’s the unbelievable story of Mercy House. Please consider purchasing this lovely ebook and support this work.