Thankful Thursday – Purpose & Passion
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”
Statistics show most people don’t feel fulfilled by their jobs, although so many people search for purpose and significance in their work. I believe if we search ourselves, our passions will surface. I believe we can find purpose and start living it while still working a 9-5 job. Any step in the direction of living your purpose will build upon itself and should be counted as a success. It is okay to find purpose in the little moments of life, not only in the mountains we climb.
I have a passion for helping others. Nothing gives me more pleasure or a feeling of purpose than making someone else’s life a little better in some way. When I made the decision to become a surrogate people would often say, “wow, I could never do that”. For me, I measured my decision against how I would feel at the end of my life. The cost of sacrificing a year of my life to change someone else’s was always worth it. After the twins were born, I was only 2 classes away from starting nursing school. Against logic and the advice of many, I quit. Nursing was a safe route and one I’d followed for many years, but it just didn’t feel like what I was supposed to do. I knew I had a passion for helping others, but I knew there was more to it. After many months of tearful, pleading prayers for direction, the idea of Delivering Hope was born. Not only do I get to do something I am passionate about, I get to watch others do the same. I am so thankful that I allowed myself to be led by my passion and what is true of me, instead of what was logical, safe, or what was “expected” of me by others. While fulfilling my dream of surrogacy, little did I know that my true purpose in life was to grow out of this experience and to start Delivering Hope with my former intended mother. Here is a picture of us and our kiddos (and way too much ice cream) together this past summer.