I’m Hannah! I love the Lord with all my heart. I was baptized by my Daddy when I was thirteen. I am not pregnant. I am not unemployed. I’m not broke. I’m not slow, don’t lack ambition. I am not homely, a loser, limited or trivial. I have a small business. I am a hair stylist. All I ever wanted to do was to style hair and make girls pretty. I cut the hair off all my Barbies. I had a doll that I could curl hair on. I gave my poodle, my dad, my grandmother and my sister a permanent when I was a teenager. Did I say “I like to style hair?”
I went to a vo tech in high school and became a hair stylist. I obtained a license at age 18. I opened my own business at age 20. I added an employee last year so we are now a 2 chair shop. I belong to the chamber of commerce.
The only place that I don’t fit in is at church. Our large, local church has a “College and Young Professionals” group. I attended for a few weeks. I didn’t fit. I’m not a college student. Don’t want to be one. I have a favorite team…FSU… and watch football. But, I won’t be in English 101 or Microbiology. I felt that I was disappointing the young professionals.
Interestingly, I fit in with the “young at heart”…the retirees. Many of them started their own business without a college degree and worked hard. Problem is…I’m 21.
So, here’s the question. As I read the Bible, I see women like me. Ruth, who worked hard and found a good husband. My namesake, Hannah, who wanted to be a mother. The woman in Proverbs 31: industrious and faithful……
Why am I not good enough for your College and Young Professional Group?