Angie and I are racing to see who can blog about MOPS first, and I think I win! Wahoo, nothing like a good competition!
There is no way to express how encouraging MOPS has been in my life. When I found out I was prego with Mikey it was a HUGE surprise, I wasn't trying to get pregnant, I wanted to wait at least 5 more years, and I. was. not. ready. And without MOPS I might have turned into one of those bitter, mean moms who resents her children because of all the time and energy and money you have to shell out for the little darlings. Instead the ladies at my MOPS group have been quick to remind me how fortunate I am to have children, that they are God's blessings on my life, and that they need a mommy who cherishes them. There is no more important job in the world than being a mom, and God chose me to take it on! Incredible!
Today was no different. We started a new year at MOPS and with it came a reminder about our attitudes as moms. We really do set the tone for our homes, don't we. "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." "Happy wife, happy life." Instead of using those phrases as ammunition for our children and our husbands to maintain our personal happiness, why don't we make it our own responsibility? How do you think of your family? Blessing or burden, opportunity or obstacle? If you are stuck in the negative rut, go to Jesus, confess your sin and your inability to do it alone, he will meet you there, he always does. I wish every mom in the whole world could come to my group, and hear our mentor moms speak.
If you are MOPS mom, leave me a comment on how spectacular it was to start a whole new year! I love going there and feeling like everyone knows exactly how I am feeling, because we are all in the same boat! The hot breakfast and free childcare aren't bad either!