I love my clients in my salon. I love to get to use my artistic abilities, I really am the most blessed girl in the world. I mean, who really gets to work from their home and yet have your children right next door in the house? And most of all, I LOVE to (as I say to my clients) get to run my fingers thru their hair (heehee), give a massage where their is tension in the shoulders or headache, touch them, and love them as I create so that they can have a smile on their face and walk out my door feeling a little more confident in who they are, feel better, and maybe had a conversation that they might have not had had they not sat in my chair. I have all kinds of clients and enjoy each one (well mostly 🙂 )Sometimes it’s just girl talk, sometimes, it’s a male so many times edifying his wife or telling me about his work, or a child I cannot not eat their ear because they are so cute, just a good laughing session, or time for them to just relax without words and be able to rest, or tears that might bring me to pray for them, alot of times it’s someone finally being able to be the center of attention and needing an ear.
This client today, bless her heart, I have been doing her hair for many years. Walked thru loosing both her parents in the last few years and she is pretty much alone. She is part of a cult that is dominant in this area. I don’t bash her in her beliefs I just try to love her in a way she might not know. With no judgement, no being put on the spot or preaching to just doing my job and hearing her without condemnation. Today she walked in, DISTRAUGHT….I could see it in her the minute she walked in. Her brain was full. I asked her what was up and she explained she has been overridden with fear since the tsunami in Japan. I, in my mind said I understood what she was talking about to think of what those people are going thru…she looked at me with a look like I was the ‘crazy’ one.In her eyes, a time to think of herself, this is an alarm for her! She said, I am thinking of how it is that I would survive in a situation like that. I have been preparing and researching (she is very intellectual) as to how something like this would effect her and what she was going to do about it. I mean she was a NERVOUS NINNIE!! She has even performed drills to see how long it would take her to get her ‘stuff’ together, to go where? I don’t know.
I just listened, showed compassion, and didn’t advice, she has so much ‘advice’ that she has researched she doesn’t need me telling her what to do too.
Maybe I should open my mouth a little more about our SAVING Father but I just felt in my spirit she doesn’t need to be told she needs someone to show her LOVE!
It did sadden me, I don’t think she is alone in this ‘feeling’. I think it is the norm probably for non believing people.
We, as Jesus loving people take for granted the SAVIOR that we have, the protector, the provider,comforter,giver of peace, trusting, caring, the One who is, the One who was, and the One yet to come. Just by loving Him and knowing He loves me, assures me that I walk on solid ground even when it’s shaky. He gives me grace and mercy, directs and leads, and these things I can COUNT on. A woman such as my client is trying to walk this out with a belief that cannot do these things for her and look where she is. SO scared and fearful, so sad….I do pray for her. I am so grateful for my precious Father who saves.