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Mentoring Shelley




Photo by Rachel Aardsma. January 2010.


I try to do one-on-one mentoring as God gives me the opportunity, just in my daily interactions with women. So, for the first set of IVIG treatments Gerald got at the hospital we prayed that God would use us in at least one person's life. We would chat with the various nurses assigned to us on the different days. Some were pretty career oriented and thought we were weird with ten children.
One day we were assigned a young nurse named Shelley. We chatted and when she learned that we were homeschooling she immediately said how she wished she could quit her job and just be home with her children, who were, at that time, in Christian school. We talked for awhile. I gave her my MC business card and on her break she looked up the Mother's Companion website. She came back after her break and was all excited. When we left, I gave her a hand-knitted washcloth to thank her and told her to e-mail me or call me if she had questions. She did begin e-mailing me with questions and our mentoring relationship has really grown over the past months. I thought that you might benefit from reading the correspondence between Shelley and myself, either as a mentoree or as a mentor.


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