The journey of motherhood is on my
mind and heart with Mother’s Day coming
up. But also because I had the blessing
to spend the day with a large room full of
Moms I love. These women are in my MOMS
group at our church. They are the most
beautiful, engaging. witty, real, honest,
loving group of people I get the honor
to hang out with.
I shared a little bit about being a
recovering perfectionist today, and a few
things to think about when we strive to
live intentionally and use our gifts.
Sometimes we don’t remember them or know
if we ever had any. We are just tired, and want to
sleep a whole night. Or put some laundry away
without it piling up again so fast. To eat a meal
quietly or have a phone conversation. A real
phone conversation without apologizing for
the kids screaming every few minutes.
But our friends understand, and they love us
anyways. They don’t care if your roots are
super grown out, or if you picked up all
of the dirty clothes in the bathroom before
they come over. They don’t care if you have
a lot of money, or can afford to brew a pot
Some friendships are new and like a shaky
newborn calf, they take time to grow and
become strong. Other friendships seem
to be able to weather anything. It makes me
think about those first Spring flowers and
how brave they are to push through that
cold frosty dirt. But they do it anyways.
That’s what they are supposed to do. They
are brave, strong and forge ahead when
we sometimes cannot understand how.
We need to allow ourselves to lean
on our friends when they can pull us through
the dark times. And to be that for
another Mom is such a blessing.
Our theme this year has been
“together we are stronger”
and it is so very true. That becomes
more real to me every day.
We all want to be a good Mom,
a great Mom. But we cannot do it
without the group of women in our
lives. We are better together.
I spend this afternoon enjoying a few
quiet moments while kids are napping.
I cannot imagine what life would be
like without the beautiful women God
has put in my life. Some of us have met
some of us have not yet.
But either way I am blessed.
Hoping you are inspired to call that friend
and go to coffee.
You know you will have fun.
The kids will survive. The house can wait.
Go laugh and be silly. You will be
glad you did, promise.
Hugs & blessings