The women at New Hope Church in Lorton, VA are amazing! These women love to laugh, encourage one another, praise the Lord, and dig into God’s Word! We had a great weekend together! Thank you, gals, for allowing me to be your quest speaker! You blessed me!
I met many interesting women this past weekend. One of those women was my driver. Her name was Rosie. Rosie was from a driving service. She took me back to the airport once the conference was over.
Rosie was thrilled to meet me. Not because of who I am or what I do but because I asked for a woman driver. In her work, she doesn’t get sent on many calls. So she was overjoyed when I requested her.
Rosie needed the work. She is a divorced single mother raising a six year old daughter. It’s hard for Rosie to find steady work. She explained that being an Iranian without a green card made it difficult for her to succeed in our great country that offers a better life. But Rosie is not without hope.
Her daughter is an American. “Who can become anything she wants.” Rosie stated with a smile on her face. “I tell my daughter every day, Rosie continued, that she can be a congress woman if she wants to be. She can be the woman who rides in the backseat of a car with a driver instead of being the driver.”
As she drove, Rosie shared many ways she inspires and challenges her daughter to become a successful woman—as she calls it. The way Rosie sees it; she is limited in what she can do for her family. However, if her daughter becomes established then it will change the dynamics of their family. The generations that follow will also be successful.
“Isn’t that a great plan?” She asked as we pulled into the airport. I waited to respond. Once Rosie made her way around the car and opened my door, I reached for her hand and said, “Rosie, it is a good plan. But you are the one who is changing the dynamics of your family today. You are the one your family will look back to for generations to come and say, ‘We are who we are because of Grandma Rosie. It was because of her courage, love, and dream to give her daughter more that we have more.”
Rosie’s eyes filled with tears and she asked if she could hug me. We embraced. With a big smile across her face, she said “Bless you and your family. You made me rich today first by giving me a job and then by giving me such a great compliment. It truly blessed me. Thank you!”
Rosie blessed me, too. In speaking with her I realized that no matter what nationality we are, mothers have the same heart toward their families. We want the very best. That’s why years ago I was inspired to choose a family verse from the bible. I pray this blessing over my children often, and then, I look for evidence of God’s fulfillment of it. I would encourage you to do the same. My verse is Psalms 1: 1-3:
“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow evil men’s advice, who do not hang around with sinners, scoffing at the things of God. But they delight in doing everything God wants them to do, and day and night are always meditating on his laws and thinking about ways to follow him more closely. They are like trees along a river bank bearing luscious fruit each season without fail. Their leaves shall never wither, and all they do shall prosper.”