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, November 11, 2008

Visit to the Nursing Home

Thank you to the 7 moms and 9 kids that came to the nursing home to love on the residents. The residents had a pretty busy morning between a local church sharing songs and a sermon and then our group keeping their eyes occupied while they looked at our kiddos. Several of them were able to communicate, so it was fun for them to talk with the moms as well as the kids. I talked with the Activities Director, and he was very appreciative of our willingness to come and bring our kids. I heard him ask several of the women, "How many [kids] did you have?", which spurred on more conversations. The Thanksgiving cards were very sweet for the kids to hand out. There were some shy little girls in our group, but they quickly found something in common with one resident. She had a swaddled baby doll in her lap. :) Too cute.

We have a couple more visits scheduled in the spring. One in February and another one in April. We'll bring cards again and maybe a flower for them...but no food or candy...hopefully our kids can make the visit extra sweet!