I met Angie at Allume and I almost dismissed her table and ministry because I am not in the childbearing stage of mothering anymore. We have our four darlings and my husband deemed that was enough. She assured me that she needed mentors for her vision too, so I wrote my name down on her clipboard. I thought that was the end of it.
God had other plans.
After Allume, I arrived early at the Harrisburg airport to go back home to Utah. Hurricane Sandy was predicted to hit the next day and flights were being canceled on the west coast due to a tsunami. I wanted to make sure I got situated with my flight.
All was well for my flights. But there were many who were delayed or canceled and quite anxious about getting home however they could.
At the gate, I ate breakfast with Sally Clarkson and Elizabeth Esther. I noticed other ladies in the little airport café who had attended Allume, but I didn’t know them. Sally did and fluttered from table to table offering her words.
When I found my window seat on the little plane, another Allume attendee from the café sat next to me. I asked if she wanted me to switch with her friend so they could sit together. She said it was ok.
We began to chat.
It was Angie Tolpin.
It was a God appointment.
We didn’t shut up the whole ride to Chicago O’Hare.
We talked about Redeeming Childbirth and other shared visions in our future.
I am pleased to recommend Redeeming Childbirth to you!
God leads me to embrace community. My heart is burdened to reach out to women and encourage them in their mothering journeys. Redeeming Childbirth is a mentoring book.
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So many of us are alone when we’re pregnant or giving birth. Our husbands can’t possibly understand what we’re going through and many women just say how cute we are without ever offering any real support. Let’s not judge one another for the choices we make, but offer a listening ear, a meal, babysitting for a date night, or play dates with the kids.
We don’t have to be alone. I have never one to ever ask for help and it shows. I don’t want to be alone anymore. I want friends, companions, sisters. I don’t want just acquaintances I see on Sundays. I want my relationships to be redeemed. Jesus can and will redeem relationships.
Angie hits my heart hard with her words that urge all women to throw off criticism and accept each other with all their different stories. Let’s not judge each other, but exalt Jesus and His redemption together. In marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mothering, everything.
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