"One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go . . . change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go."
As moms who have suffered the loss of a child, we know only too well that "change is never easy!"
Life circumstances are ever-changing and nothing stays the same, but we have the blessed assurance that no matter what comes our way, our Heavenly Father never changes and He is ever-faithful in His abiding love and presence in our lives, if we put our trust in Him alone.
As the Co-Founding Director of Mothers Like Me, I have been devoted to entering into the grief of hurting moms, offering the "fragrance of faith, hope and love" in Christ, for the past 10 years. A Decade? That just doesn't seem possible, as the years have passed by quickly, because they have been rich and full of blessings.
As my husband, Bob, and I have retired and are settling into our "golden years," I have come to realize that I must make some "changes" in my life, and one very difficult change that comes out of months and months of prayerful consideration, is that I believe it is time for me to step down, as the Director of Mothers Like Me and let the ministry go.
My decision to "let go" of Mothers Like Me is made with the confidence that I have God's permission to set this leadership responsibility and ministry down, and I lay it down with much gratitude that He gave me the vision and plan for the ministry, and that it has made a difference in the journey of grief for hurting moms He has brought our way.
As I write these words, I am overwhelmed by God's love, grace and blessings, and if these computer pages were paper pages, tears of gratitude would be falling onto the page, as my heart has been connected to each of you these 10 years in a profound way. I have prayed for all of you and your stories of loss are blended with my own and I honestly love and care for each one of you very much.
The past 10 years have been challenging, encouraging, fruitful and so worth the committment and personal investments, as I have been privileged to witnessed God's great exchange take place in the hearts and lives of hundreds of grieving moms. Some may think that being in the company of grieving moms might be "draining," but I can honestly say that the opposite has been true for me. Being a part of this ministry has been an important part in my personal healing and these past 10 years have been some of the best years of my life - all because of YOU - the beautiful, courageous moms who are true heroes of hope.
It is my heart's desire to make myself available on a one-on-one basis to grieving moms, and I will continue to share my sympathy, concern and offer my personal care and support, as I am able. Please don't hesitate to email or call me at anytime, and know that I would consider it a blessing to help and encourage you in Christ.
God has a plan and it's always a "...plan for good and for a future and a hope. " -Jeremiah 29:11
With Faith, Hope and Love,
Angie - "a mom like you"
"He gives beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, praise for the spirit of heaviness that we might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that He might be glorified." - Isaiah 61:3