Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hearts at Home Blog Hop: Journey of Motherhood

I'm a new Hearts at Home blogger!  Hearts at Home seeks to encourage, educate, and equip every mom in every season of motherhood using Christian values to strengthen families. I'll be blogging each month for them and might someday have a great resource to giveaway! 

Today's questions is When did you realize that you weren’t alone on this journey called Motherhood?

I don't think I have ever felt more alone in motherhood than I do in this transition season our family is in. We moved 6 months ago from the only home our kids had ever had to be near family as we prepare to serve as missionaries in Nigeria. Women need relationships to thrive and its a process to find other moms to be in community with. It takes time and I'm impatient and want it now and quick. It takes time for the roots of a relationship to go down deep and knit two people together in friendship.

Just before I became a mom, my husband got a new job which required us to move. So we packed up and moved, 7 months pregnant to a new home in a new city. I had all kinds of questions with this huge change in such a short time. We went from a 1 bedroom apartment to a 3 bedroom house, I had to find a new Doctor and fast, we had more space so I suddenly got to decorate a nursery. Lots of decisions and change in a short time.

When we visited the new company a month before we moved, one of his co-workers knew we were expecting and gave me the info for her playgroup. I was excited to have some resources I could call right away. And call them I did. They helped me find an OB, and invited me to their play-dates even before my child could play. That group of moms became some of my best friends during our time living in Orlando.

One of the best parts of this group was the website one of the husbands help make. We could share with each other and ask questions to the group without having to find the time to meet in person. We share prayer requests, plan our playdates, and stay connected.  Now that we have moved away from this group of friends I am thankful that I can still participate online with them. Even though we aren't in the same state anymore, Being a mother has the same struggles everywhere.

As a mom the hardest part is being interrupted by my kids' needs, have you thought of all the interruptions Jesus had from people asking for miracles and prayer? Check out Hearts at Home's book “Real Moms Real Jesus”  There is a Facebook Book Study starting the first of the year.

Check out what some of the other moms have to say about motherhood!

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