I have always pray that God would bring people into my children's lives to love on them like a mommy would in the event that I could not be present. My son is clear across the country. God has brought some very special people into his life. One person he actually uses the word Mama before her name. Even though I had prayed this for years, when it actually happens there was this feeling of..."oh, wait God, I prayed for this, but now that you have answered my prayers I feel somehow misplaced". For weeks I was unsure of how I would adapt to this other woman who not only loved on my son, but my son loved her right back. Wow.
Elliot would say over and over...."mom she is so much like you.". He would say how he loved being in their home because it felt like his home. Right down to the leather furniture in the family room, the cozy blankets to watch TV with, and the same exact dining room dishes. God knew all the things that Elliot needed to feel a sense of security being so far away from home for the first time. God provided a special mamma for my son. Once I met this special person a very wonderful friendship began and to this day I feel a little silly feeling that I could ever be replaced. That was my own insecurities in sending my first born off to college.
I got a call from Elliot this morning. His voice was serious and I knew this was to be a time of just listening. Elliot has been blessed musically. God has provided platforms for him to use his gifts. Recently he was chosen to be part of an Easter special for TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network) This was his first real "career" type deal. He had to sign a contract with the company and this is a paying job. Very exciting for him, and for his family as well. He has been practicing long hours after school, and filming began yesterday.
Last night he was pulled aside by one of the directors. He was very firmly told that because he did not know all the words to two of the songs, he had 15 minutes to learn the words or he was out. Now something about Elliot that truly amazes me is his ability to step up under pressure. And that he did. He felt humbled, embarressed, and he realized that he truly did not get the seriousness of this project. He was honored to be there, honored to be chosen and has learned so much. But he admittedly did not really get the it.
In his own words this morning..."mom I feel like God gave me this woman, who in her mind was taking care serious business, but for me it was like a mother telling me what I needed to do improve and come into a higher step of business and performance". At the end of filming, and yes he learned all the words, he road back in the car with this woman, and thanked her for taking the time to help him understand the seriousness of this project. He thanked her for her direction and teachings.
Yep, God blessed my son once again. It's the gentle voice of authority that comes along to teach and guide. The kind of person that he can say..."like a mother". I pray for this in all my children's lives. I am no longer insecure about God answering my prayers. I am greatful. I want to hug these woman every single day for the positive and Godly influence in Elliot's life as he is growing into a young man of God.
Mothers if you don't already pray this for your children I suggest you start praying everyday that God brings people who will teach and guide in way that your child can respect and honor for the love and time given them. I am so blessed today.
p.s. when I have the time and schedule for the airing of this Easter Special, you can bet I will be blogging it. Thanks for reading today.