Today was my last MOPS meeting for the season. We did something I had never witnessed before. Let me explain
First, we broke into two groups.
Group A sat down in chairs in a circle, while Group B stood behind them. Group A was then asked to close their eyes while the Moms in Group B would go around to each Mom and tell them words of encouragement/praise and thanks- be it God's love for them, their strengthen and devotion as a mom and so forth.
Then once we made it around the circle, we would rotate and Group B would sit down and Group A would tell us words of encouragement and praise.
I have gotten to know several of the moms at my table, as their table leader I try to reach out to them as often as possible and pray for them and their children and families. Half of my moms were in Group A so I could share with them my thoughts and praises to each other them during this practice, and in return heard their kind words.
It was a powerful exercise, with not many dry eyes or noses. As a Mom, sometimes we need words of encouragement and from another mom it can mean the word- as they know and can relate to what we are going with- be it a testy two-year-old or preparing our oldest for school, it is a silent but strong bond we share as Moms.
My take away from today was to let my friends (and Moms) know what a great job they are doing, provide them words of encouragement, let them know that God is with them, loving them and helping guide them as a person and mother, wife and friend. I want to tell them they are strong, loving, caring women that are a blessing to me and others.
So- to my mom readers out there: YOU ARE LOVED, GOD IS WITH YOU. As a mom you are doing amazing things, you are strong and are guiding your children with God beside you. You smile touches me and gives me encouragement. THANK YOU!