I’ve been polishing up my resume. Let me rephrase that…I have had one job that required a resume. I held that job from 1996 to 2001. I was a nanny for one year out of college, but they required an interview, not necessarily a resume. So, the job from ’96 to ’01 was my only job. Notice I didn’t italicize ‘only’ because, well, anybody out there knows that is a joke! I guess technically, in addition to my college schooling, ‘polishing up’ should really only require me to add my one official job. The only thing is, since becoming a mama in 2002, I’ve had more life experience than my previous job experience combined. Technically speaking, I founded a non-profit organization, started two women’s ministries, launched a freelance writing career along with public-speaking venues, became a self-made medical research associate and Lyme advocate, performed voice overs for a software company, have had some radio experience and will be launching my own show in June (more to come…stay tuned…) and have done fund-raising events for small and large charities.
Those things are all great or admirable in the work force, but really, what I want to put on a resume is: Qualified child of God, imperfect in every way but willing to use gifts given to me by the Creator of Universe to encourage others to aspire to their fullest potential. Willing recipient of the greatest love ever offered to mankind. Fearless leader with real life experience. Able to diligently work through the hours of the night for months at a time, if necessary, in order to make an eternal impact on future generations, physically and spiritually. Heartbroken and mended, able to walk alongside others in their disappointment with life and God. Wife to the most wonderful man in the whole world. Mother to one fantastic daughter who brings joy, laughter, and hope with each day. Mama to one sweet son who is living the ultimate life in God’s physical presence, whose life and death lessons provide for my ongoing education. Daughter of the greatest parents on earth. Sister to the best friends a girl could ever ask for. Friend of some of the world’s most wonderful people. High aspirations, yet not too lofty, to change the world one heart at a time. Mobile candidate, willing to go to the ends of the earth if He requires it of me. Hopeful romantic waiting on the return of the King of Kings to rescue us from this life of physical separation from God. Imperfect disciple living each day as fully as possible, one day at a time, trying to steward gifts and time for His glory, but making mistakes along the way. All inquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
But, I’m not so sure that the above content would throw open the doors for an interview, so I’ll trust the Lord and see if in His sweet sense of humor, He’ll work with what I have got…He’s done it before, I’ll trust Him this time, as well.