Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Today is a mile-marker for me. Last year I was asked by Kathy Ireland Inc. to speak at an event to benefit inner-city teen mothers. Most of the girls were in between the ages of 13-17 and lived in South Los Angeles or East Los Angeles and all of them were either pregnant or about to give birth. This event was pivotal in my life because it catapulted me to sharing with different women from different places.
It was a fluke that I even shared?! My father was originally invited as the key note speaker, but he had emergency knee surgery. They asked him if he could recommend someone (anyone?!) who could fill in last minute. He said he would send me. My father and I had a Esther/Mordecai moment as I stared blankly at him and blinked. Is he serious? I'm going to share at this huge event?! He's got to be kidding?! Mordecai assured Esther in Esther 4:14 with these words, "And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this." My father wisely told me, "Be who you is, B. Be who you is." Not as poetic as Mordecai but the sentiment was the same.
I was invited to speak again for this year's event and I couldn't be more excited. In one year my life has flipped upside down and I'm holding on for the ride! Thanks for taking the time to chronicle my journey with me. I'm truly humbled and honored.
Denny from Bridgeport Productions is a dear friend and works on taking my videos and editing them so they can be posted online. The clip below was edited, but a full posting will be on Vimeo shortly. Enjoy!