There are days that I want to “throw in the towel” so to speak. Days where everything that could possibly go wrong does. Those are the days that I need the encouragement of others, especially those who have been through the difficult days of motherhood and have come out the other side mostly sane ~ ha ha! In MOMents we call these women “Mentor Moms,” aka, our “seasoned” moms. They are our cheerleaders, prayer warriors, and Titus 2 women. I don’t know about you, but when I send out an SOS for prayer, just knowing that people are praying for me lightens my burdens and helps me press on. We all need at least one (or a couple if you are lucky) mentor mom in our lives who can help us keep a long term, eternal perspective on our roles as mothers and wives.
Titus 2 talks about older women teaching younger women how to love their husbands and children. To hear their struggles with their kids, husbands, families, and mental health issues and see them still have joy despite what they have gone through gives me comfort and hope. Our God is a God of comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 states: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” Our God is a God of hope. Romans 15:13 states: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Oh how we need comfort and hope in times of trials, especially during our current situation as a country.
MOMents has been a lifeline to me over the past 11 years as a mom of 4 young kids, largely in part because of the love, presence, and care of the mentor moms. This will be my last year in MOMents and I will dearly miss the encouraging speakers, camaraderie, and fellowship. My hope and prayer is that someday I can be that wise, spiritually mature, Godly “seasoned mom” who can encourage a young mom who may be feeling like she wants to “throw in the towel.”