Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I always thought I would birth at least 4 or 5 children :). Growing up and as a young teacher I would always take students home with me. My mom would say "who's child do you have today"I knew as a teen that I would work with children and families. In college I had two names picked out for my preschool (Tender Loving Care – Hugs and Love). Even though I never opened a preschool the Lord has allowed me to impact children and families in a bigger way globally. Even when God changes the way or direction of your purpose and destiny, His plan is always perfect. When I look back over my life I'm so glad I allowed Him to lead.

When we let go, He truly blesses the works of our hands! My plans weren't bad, but His will is always perfect for us, even when we don't understand. As a child I knew my purpose and calling was global. During this journey I have met many along the way that helped me see it clearer. These amazing people include, teachers, political leaders, African leaders, celebrities, Pastors, community leaders, and some amazing young people.
Even though I birthed only one child (Roland Jr) who is continuing to grow into a great young man, I also have hundreds of children in US (YLLC.org) and Africa (adassaadumorifoundation.org ) that have been a part of the purpose and destiny that I was born for. So when you are thinking it will happen in a certain way remember God may have another way He wants to do it. I look forward to seeing what else He has in this next season of my life. What I see so far is AMAZING!! #EXCITED!!

Let Go and Let God
As Children Bring Their Broken Toys
With Tears For Us To Mend
I Brought My Broken Dreams To God,
Because He Is My Friend
But Then Instead Of Leaving Him
In Peace To Work Alone,
I Hung Around And Tried To Help,
With Ways That Were My Own
At Last, I Snatched Them Back Again
And Cried, "How Can You Be So Slow?"
"My Child" He Said, "What Could I Do?
You Never Did Let Go!" Author Unknown

Yolanda Conley Shields October 2011