I am so excited that the Build 'Em Up series is back! This week the topic is all about mama groups. This is right up my alley because I love, love, love my MOPS group!
Whenever I talk to people about my MOPS group, I always get asked this: "what is it??" MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and it is basically a group of mamas who have kids birth-preschool. It's an international organization & you can find groups all over the US! It's a ministry for moms & it has blessed my life tremendously.
I think it is so important to keep your friendships alive after you get married & especially after you have kids. I have so many friends that are in different stages of life than me & I was a little nervous about making "mom friends" when I quit teaching. My neighbor told me to sign up for the MOPS group that meets at our church twice a month and I didn't hesitate.
I joined 2 years ago & went in blindly to my first meeting. I had no idea what to expect. It was like the first day of school & I was a little nervous. But? Everyone was so warm & welcoming. I made some great friendships that first year & so did Grayson! It is so encouraging to be in the throes of toddlerhood & have moms all around me that get it. I love having a group of women that I can run to when I have a mom question or if I have a prayer request. I crave the fellowship time I get with these ladies on Wednesday mornings; it's good for my soul.
I am about to start my 3rd year being a part of this ministry & I can't wait! I encourage you to see if their is a MOPS group or something similar near you. It's one of the best decisions I have ever made!