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.
Hi!! My name is Carissa DeLeon. Daughter number three, child number four, I am 16 years old and a senior in high school. I love writing, coffee, camp, and the color red (also the red team of pretty much anything). Thanks so much for stopping by to read about my crazy, but very fun, family!!