Michael, Erin and I were traveling home to Bossier City from Dallas, Texas, when Nick called to let me know he found out where he would be going. He told me part of the trip would take him to South Korea. At the time I didn’t hear north or south – only Korea, and I became extremely upset. So much so, that I began to panic. I was mad. Like really mad. At God! Seeing that I was visibly upset, Michael pulled the car off of the interstate and into an old gas station. I asked God why? “Why my child?” And, “Why my son?” I told God, “You could have picked anyone in the entire world to do your work! Why does it have to be my child???”
Right there, in that abandoned parking lot, God spoke to me. He said, “oh, Amy. But Nick is my son. He’s my child. He’s your gift on earth, but he is my child. And who can take care of Nicholas better than me?” In that exact moment, an unexplainable peace overcame me. The fear and anger were completely lifted and replaced with comfort. Those words have changed my entire perspective about motherhood, and they have given me peace over and over again when fear or worry tries to creep in. Who can take care of my children better than their heavenly father? I am thankful for the gifts of both Nicholas and Erin.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016: A text from Nicholas Rainwater, Amy's son. Hey Uncle Robert! This is nick! I'm at YWAM and am getting ready to leave for Nepal, Thailand, and South Korea. I leave on July 2nd. I know I talked to you much, but I want to let you know that God has been doing amazing things. And I can't wait to see everything he is going to do. I love you! Can't wait to see you; when I get back and share everything.