Our MOPS group is a dynamic, inviting environment where moms can come just as they are to build friendships, be encouraged, and gain practical parenting strategies. All while their children are lovingly cared for in the MOPPETS program.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sept 16th Meeting Recap

Lots of things to celebrate as I look back on this meeting.  We had a wonderful group of 11 new moms attend for the first time this year.  It was really exciting to have so many new faces.  

I am also encouraged that a lot of you girls came back.  It is so refreshing to see your familiar faces and remember your names.  My heart just wells up with excitement for this year.  The relationships that are being established, the fun that we'll have together, and the heart-changing moments that will occur.  We are in for a ride... maybe a roller coaster, or maybe down a lazy river as we just relax and enjoy the meetings.

We made piggy banks to collect our change for our local Teen MOPS group at FUMC.  What a blessing that we will be able to support them around the holidays with a little something extra that the moms wouldn't normally do for themselves.

Today's meeting really set the stage for what we will be talking about over the next 8 months... looking into topics such as: identity, help, hope, growth, perspective.  It's going to be a great for us to look at each of these topics as they apply to ourselves as a mom, a woman, and in our other roles that we take on each day.

I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting, October 7.  Same time, same place!