She says, “Are those kids all yours”?
I say, “Yes”.
She says, “Where does your husband work”?
I say, “He is a Pastor of local church”.
She says, “Do you work”?
I say,”Ummm…no…yes”? Thinking: of course I work…who feeds, cleans after, loves, teaches, and clothes these children?
She says, “I mean an outside job!”
I say, “No” Thinking: “I can’t afford an outside job. Yes, I to have a Bachelor’s degree…in Nursing. I could make three times my husband's salary, but I choose to stay home”.
She says, “Must be nice, how lucky you are”.
I say, “I guess…” Thinking: “Lucky? Why, because I choose not to have a second income? Yes! I am lucky…my husband lets me stay home, so I can rear our children for the Lord”. I wish all husbands loved their wives as much as mine loves me.
She says, “I don’t know how you do it; my two drive me crazy.”
I say, “We have a lot of fun, I enjoy my children!” Thinking: “Sometimes they do drive me crazy, but how much I would miss ours if I did have one of them! “I am sorry you are not happy…”
She says, “You look so happy! “
I say, “My joy comes from within…not from the things around me. Can I leave you something that can show you how to have that same joy ?” Thinking: If only she or her family could know the jo of Christ…
She says, “Thank you. Here is your receipt.”
Thinking: “Thank you Lord for my Salvation, my children, my husband, my church, my family, and all that I have been given. My heart is broken for all those that do not have the privilege to have all that I have in Christ!”
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.