Welcome 2022! No Going Back, Only Fast-forward!!

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” (Hebrews 10:35-36, NIV)

Happy to end 2021 and start 2022 with the last #missionofmotherhoodbookclub “A Mother’s Heart for Eternity, The Faithful Mother…Finishing the Journey with Endurance and Grace” by @sally.clarkson I just spent the last two weeks getting more mileage out of this physical body just trying to survive the big bad unmentionable bug. Yuck!

Now, let’s talk about how I will never know everything there is ever to know about motherhood, though I definitely attempt to learn from my poignant daily lessons. Sally is clear to point out that to have a mother’s heart is for ETERNITY.

That means I should give up? No! That means I should continue seeking the heart of my God for my children.

Starting this month, I will be posting simple prayers to help you and me stay focused on earnestly praying for the heart of our (my) children so they may seek God in all they do, despite how we are feeling. Because I sure didn’t feel like posting anything else for you all, but I’m “feeling” physically and emotionally better for the moment.

Royal Gorge Trip 2021 (It was our last family school trip for the season)

“Therefore, do not throw away your confidence (in Christ), which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised (a crown of Salvation), emphasis added” Hebrews 10:35-36

Home From Hospital!

Recovering from Covid complications after a three day and night stay from January 2 to the 5th, 2022.

#COMHprayersForMychild2022 “I pray that they may ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ'” 2 Peter 3:18

Since I posted last, I have been in the ER two more times due to complications from having Covid since the last two weeks of 2021. I ended the year with it and began the year with it…. but GOD!

I will be sharing more about my time in the hospital and ER visits after I reflect more on it on both this media outlet and TLC Squared Ministries. But I felt like this experience has catapulted me even further in to the next phase of my ministry to families, especially moms who are dealing with sudden illness and homeschooling. It’s a lot to do, but with support of church family, close friends and even the child you are praying for, it’s not impossible and even victorious and beautiful in the midst of the pain and mess of life.

I will continue to “do good” in the midst of my pain because that is what the Lord is the right thing to do. In the same way when you or I don’t feel like praying for our children because we don’t “feel” well emotionally or physically, as born-again Christians or not, we MUST fight for our children and family through prayer and not let our circumstances dictate the possibility that whatever we are going through WILL come to pass, everything does. BUT, you must reach out for help. Otherwise, you will try to do it all yourself and loose hope or possibly more.

I want to highlight two of my girls in these pictures to show how much they have been stepping up to the plate, literally.

They have been especially helpful because they have a little more experience cooking, cleaning and now driving. They’ve been little angels running errands and making meals even though they both work, one is full time and the middle one works for our estate sales business part time.

Took this picture from my new “recovery” spot in the living room and kitchen area.

Yup! I still get to be involved in working on the computer doing HR and office support for my husband and our team of awesome employees. If I don’t do that then we won’t be able to support the family for very long. No sale, no income. Sad truth, but God is in the midst of it and we’ll make it through somehow.

We were up and running our business as early as October of 2021. After my husband was laid off from a 20+ year job in engineering and consulting back in October of 2020 we finally decided to open up our own business. Read more about it here: https://www.bluemoonestatesales.com/sw-denver/meet-the-team.html
Our new family business venture is not the only thing being revamped and up and running well this year. Our TLC Squared nonprofit is five years old today! Happy Anniversary TLC Squared Ministries! More about this in the very near future, but for now I’ll tell you we’re moving into phase two of the long-term plans. So, by year’s end we should be a Federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit and part-time staff (me), Lord willing!!

My body might not be well, by my spirit is high thanks to my personal time with Jesus in the early morning AFTER I take my new medicine to keep my “Covid lung” clots and also the ones in my legs.

I’ll leave you with this verse I’ve been clinging to in this season of life:

“So, we must not get tired of ‘doing good’, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.” Galatians 6:9-10

Moms, your prayers and your actions of true love towards your child will come to fruition IF you do not give up and ask for support. Keep sowing and as I said in the last post;

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you read, but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stephenson.

Stay well!

Socorro Gill