Ain't I a Woman

Ain't I a Woman
Pearl of Great Price


It is good to have support

Three years ago I was sort of afraid to move from the northern part of my state to the southern part. I had become used to my circle of friends. When I got real sick the nurses ministry at my church stepped right in to help me. Still, I knew that God had ordained for me to move.
I love my house, but I feel so isolated in this area. I recently learned that it is not simply my location, but also my stage in life. See, I am single with no children while most of my friends have children and are married. Coupled with that truth, I discovered that I do not always ask for help.
However, two things happened to me recently that helped me to grow out of this " I can do it by myself" box. I was caregiver to a 4 month old baby for a week and yesterday I had a back procdure done. While I didn't plan any appointments during my week of babysitting, it was still more than a notion to care for a young child. With my physical disability, I really needed help. With the back procedure, I have been a bit wobbly and almost fell a few times. It was great to have help with daily living activities and to not be by myself all day. I am so touched that a few folks have called to check on me, picked up perscriptions, heated up meals etc.

I really like giving to others, so who am I to think that others would not want to and enjoy pouring into me. I thank God for growth. In these two instances, I asked for assistance. Some folks came through; while others said they would, but did not. Normally, I would take the attitude "see when you ask for help you do not get it". This time I did not let that deter me-I reached out anyway. Although, I still refused offers to put away dishes and do laundy, I did accept help. I figured that I could take baby steps before I put away my wonder woman cape. lol Every process takes time huh?


  1. Hello there my friend! I love your fishy page with the wonderful sentiment! I love your sharing of a lesson learned even more! Are you okay now? Will you be out of commission for a while? I'll be praying for you Tina! Please send me a message anytime you need an ear! I'm here for you!...Nancy :o)

  2. I understand that independent streak since I didn't marry until I was 35. I was SOO used to doing for myself and my sons, partly because I was tired of the hurt and disappointed when others promised to do and DIDN'T! Also, because I have that "If you don't do it right, I'll do it myself" attitude! But,I'm learning to let others help just like you...God is pleased with our baby steps! You're in my prayers


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