Procrastinating on doing a task is one thing, but on hiring a nanny, well, you don’t want to do that the last minute. I had to attend a client’s event and needed a nanny fast. After staying with my newborn son for three months, I was distraught at the thought of going back to work. With my Sunshine Sling (the heavenly wrap), we had become like one again. He nestled himself perfectly in between my breasts and above my stomach as if I continued to carry him another three months. I loved being pregnant so carrying him another three months in this way was very welcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed this form of attachment parenting. I became synonymous with the wrap, wearing it everywhere I went even the bathroom. I know, I know, I said it, but it’s true. I remember that day in particular because my mom was so surprised that I took him in the stall with me. It was so easy, hands-free. Well, you can only imagine and it worked. Smiling. =D
Oh, yes, I went on a tangent. I was looking for a nanny before I returned to work in a few days. I didn’t give myself enough time to interview, call references, test one or two candidates, etc. I guess you could say I was in some form of denial trying to prolong this process. I posted flyers around the common areas in the housing community we lived in. Within a day, I received one call from a woman, whose husband was in a master’s program and who was living in the same housing community. We quickly agreed on hours and salary before she came over to meet us.
Instantly, I knew she was our nanny. The first thing she did was wash her hands as soon as she walked through the doors. Okay, I guess it also helped that she was a maternity ward nurse in her home country. Nevertheless, I had this feeling inside of me. God had answered my prayers and he did within days of having to attend my client’s event. I knew my son and I were in good hands. I never called her references, didn’t have time; and seriously, who would give you references that they wouldn’t expect to be favorable? I call it a divine reference—can’t get any better than God.
Guiding Lesson: Eve, what a wonderful story! I am so glad it all worked out. Even, us angels, sometimes worry if God will come through in time. And yet, He always surpasses our expectations. Yes, we sometimes are clinching our teeth until the eleventh hour, but He comes through. As someone put it, God is a God of “Just in Time.” But the actual gift is not that you found a nanny, it’s that your heart and your head joined as one. Because you procrastinated, and not that I encourage this Eve, it became necessary for your heart and head to merge and connect. By doing this, the decision, solution and situation became very clear when you met your nanny. Plus it allowed you to work together with God.
Eve, I know that God has given you great intellect so there are times you want to act from your head without ever allowing yourself to feel. Then, there are times that your emotions take over, causing you to ignore some important fact or red flag. Reacting from your head or your heart makes it difficult to be open to God’s gifts and blessings because one of the channels is blocked. However, I want to celebrate that you were open to working in union with God. Your heart and your head longed to find the best possible care for your son. All of you was willing to trust that God would provide. So you did your part and God met you with the perfect gift for your child. So anytime you want some Divine Reference, you know what to do…connect, trust and receive.