Friday, October 23, 2015

My Cuddlers Adventure


Today I had my first drug test, filled out a bunch of paperwork for a pretty intense background check, and discovered that I do not know my ss# well enough.
I'm proud to say that in acquiring the specimen for my drug test I did not make a mess. 
I feel like, for me, that is a major accomplishment. 

Lesa, the volunteer coordinator, seemed quite excited to add me to the Cuddlers team.
Cuddlers hold NICU babies.
I am going to get to spend hours holding NICU babies.
I GET TO HOLD BABIES!
They NEED me to hold babies!
In fact, I'm the only one on the list right now asking to hold these babies!
I'm rather excited at the prospect.

Even still as I listend and signed my life away with Lesa, the 
significance of what I am volunteering to do swept over me.
I do not like to mess up. I do not like to get in trouble. 
I do not like being overwhelmed by new things.
Between Hippa and regulations all three of those things are likely to happen at some point in this new adventure. It might be uncomfortable.
I am choosing it anyway.

I am choosing to step into a stressful environment to hold babies that have no connection to me because they need love.
I am choosing to step into a place where I will have the opportunity to walk through suffering and death with complete strangers because they need hope.
 I am choosing to step into the world of Drs. and Nurses who may be drained, a world that I do not understand, because they need peace.
I am choosing to step into a unique position whereby I may impact a community of people with the Gospel. 
What an opportunity?


3 comments:

  1. Hello Rebekah. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am so glad to stop by your blog post and know how you are going to handle your profession. I am blessed by what you said at the last " I am going to step in to a unique position where by I may impact a community of people with the Gospel" which you are taking it as an opportunity. Amen. I am so blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you because of who you are in the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India and love to get connected with the people of God around the world to be encouraged, strengthen and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 36 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ t o bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with your friends to work with us during your vacation time. Since you are from a medical profession it would be such a rewarding time for the poorest of poor people in the slums with so many health issues and being prone to different kinds of diseases due to poor sanitation in the slums of Mumbai. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. lOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU. God's richest blessings on you , your family and friends. Wishing you a blessed and a Christ centered NEW YEAR.

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  2. Hello Rebekah. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am so glad to stop by your blog post and know how you are going to handle your profession. I am blessed by what you said at the last " I am going to step in to a unique position where by I may impact a community of people with the Gospel" which you are taking it as an opportunity. Amen. I am so blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you because of who you are in the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India and love to get connected with the people of God around the world to be encouraged, strengthen and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 36 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ t o bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with your friends to work with us during your vacation time. Since you are from a medical profession it would be such a rewarding time for the poorest of poor people in the slums with so many health issues and being prone to different kinds of diseases due to poor sanitation in the slums of Mumbai. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. lOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU. God's richest blessings on you , your family and friends. Wishing you a blessed and a Christ centered NEW YEAR.

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