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?