Thank you again Ivy and Sean for another podcast of insight and great commentary. I also thank you both for sharing glimpses into your personal lives, this is one of my favorite things.
My greatest take a way? A great realization that Im so blessed with a church family that I’m under-using and being under-used. My singleness came about after the death of my spouse and I’ve spent time floundering, wondering where do I belong? This chapter has been like, duh, you belong right where you are, dive in. I realize I needn’t wait for families to invite me into their world, I can do the inviting - whether inviting them into my world or inviting myself into theirs. I’ve let people minister to me for the last year and half, which I really needed, but as time goes on and people go back to their routines I’ve had to fight hard against self pity. This chapter has been convicting, that I have the power to create the relationships I long for, the power to create the belonging I long for. I love your honesty Sean that you’re learning how to integrate and apply your ideas, after this chapter I have some ideas also. I love the idea of stewarding my singleness, there’s some great responsibility here to God’s family. Ivy, your words, “I’ve been so blessed to get to be this person”, sooo good, I want to be this person, I want to create family.
With God’s wisdom, His guidance, by holding His hand, I’m moving forward.
Thank you for an opportunity to share.