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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Cotton

๐ŸŒฟGrowing in a Pandemic...

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

March 17, 2020. I remember that day so vividly... Iโ€™m sitting in my office at my job & were told that we should pack things that we need to be able to work from home for the next month or so.. at first thought Iโ€™m thinking ok cool this will be great, more time spent with my family, getting to stay at home with LeMel (my hearts desire) & being able to still work - its a win win! If you were ask me if I thought that this situation was going to last this long โ€” the answer would be NO...

& then April 17th came - & I read an email I never that I would see... โ€œMelissa, unfortunately the funds from the government has run out and we have to make the tough decision to furlough some individualsโ€ immediately tears filled my eyes and I thought - WHY ME GOD? WHY NOW!? Iโ€™ve invested S I X years into my job & our household is a two person income household, we had just moved into our new house a few months prior & we were going to be having a one year old in the next month.. the timing couldnโ€™t have been WORSE. I couldnโ€™t understand how this could be good. I felt like a failure, even though it technically wasnโ€™t my fault... but through it all my husband & my family filled me with affirmations & reassurance of Godโ€˜s word that everything would be alright... & it was! God kept us through that time.

I got brought back May 1st, knowing that the potential for furlough to happen again is and was very apparent... & sure enough it did on July 1.. this time I wasnโ€™t surprised but felt as though this is happening for a reason, there has to be a purpose to this, there is more in this season that I am just not seeing yet. After much prayer and thought I decided that I was going to take my passions for entrepreneurship more seriously.. I started investing in myself, reading, studying and learning how to make what I love to do... grow. I focused on creating content for all my beautiful friends on Instagram, relaunched this blog and became more intentional about using my word and life for PURPOSE! Little did I know that God would mold me to use this platform to encourage & inspire other women, moms and people that so long as you have a little faith โ€” the faith of a mustard seed โ€” mountains could be moved. What it took was literally God taking me out of a comfortable place, feeling like I was buried under a weight of unknown to spark that passion & desire that has always been within me.. Iโ€™m still learning on this journey & Iโ€™m so grateful to each of you that have joined in with me! My prayer is that you grow & gain something from being here in the House with me!

๐•Š๐• ๐•ž๐•–๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ž๐•–๐•ค ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•™๐•’๐•ง๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•“๐•– ๐•“๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•œ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•จ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•’ ๐•ค๐•–๐•–๐•• ๐•ž๐•–๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•—๐•๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•™....

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Nkem Chuk
Nkem Chuk
Sep 24, 2020

Everything truly does happen for a reason, doesn't it? I love the imagery of being buried and actually being a seed for something that is meant to flourish.

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