Build 'Em Up: Why I love MOPS!

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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!


Courtney DeFeo at Lil Light O' Mine said...

laura - thank you for sharing. i have heard the best things about this organization. wishing i had joined one when my girls were really little. thanks for linking up!

Katie said...

This post inspired me to get in touch with our local MOPS group! We're starting Monday, and I'm so looking forward to it. Oh, also hoping my child isn't a total terror in the nursery. Yikes.