Susan’s Leap of Faith
There are times that I am reminded very beautifully why the Shield is so important, andwhat a difference it can make.I got a call about a month ago from a single mother who had the courage five years ago toleave an abusive, negative 20-year marriage. She is raising her six-year-old son,Elliott, who has Down Syndrome, and teen-aged daughter Emmalee on her own with verylimited finances. Spending $250 on a Shield was a big deal and a gigantic leap of faith. Shestruggled with the decision over whether she should get Shields for herself or her childrenfirst. She finally concluded that as the care-giver her calm and strength would benefit herfamily greatly, so she ordered her silver heart Shield.The day after Susan got the Shield I got this email. Ibelieve Virginia and I both received daily thank youemails for at least a week. This is why we arehere…this is what we’re all about. Making adifference one person at a time.
“Carolyn, Last night we had severe thunderstormsfor a few hours. Elliott was very unsettled as theywere approaching. He could feel the vibrations. Iheld him close to me and he settled down and wentright to sleep! Even was snoring through the loudthunder as it was upon us! We had hail and wehave a metal roof on our house! He slept in my arms. I did not put him down until thestorm passed. I think my shield affected him as well!”
A week after her Shield arrived Susan wrote again:
“My Emmalee picked up a few sniffles and has been irritable....I had several chances to bestressed out with her and just wasn't! I got the sniffles and still walked 6 miles yesterday!Took a break as I am stiff from walking 2 extra miles than usual!!It has been nearly a week of wearing my shield...I have worn it 24/7 since except when Itake a shower! I love it!”
Susan gave me permission to share her story with you, and requested that I include moreof her story. I hope you’re as inspired by her courage as I am. Carolyn
“As a single Mom, this is something I did for myself for great self-care. I liken it to puttingmy oxygen mask on first and then I can help my family and others. Self care is notsomething that most of us do...we put others first.This May would have been my 25th anniversary. Silver is usually associated with that. Ipurchased my Shield as a gift to me from God. Now He is my Husband. He holds my heart.He guards my heart. He has restored my heart. He has filled my heart with fresh hope,love and energy!