(Don't forget about the Great MOMS Walk. More details here. Deadline for donations is May 3.)
Monday was the annual Tea & Testimony meeting at MOPS. It was a tea party and three moms shared their stories. I was really moved by one woman who told how she joined MOPS. She was literally at her wits' end, dealing with a toddler and a five-month-old who had been colicky since two weeks old. Thankfully, her mother (I think) suggested she look into a group called MOPS that she'd heard about on the radio. Five years later, she's been a table leader for a couple years and on the steering committee for a couple years. I am grateful she found MOPS.
While my story is not as powerful, I did share with my table how much MOPS has affected me this year. Because we live where we do, I have NO connection with anyone during the day (outside of Phillip and Emily). If I didn't have MOPS to look forward to every couple of weeks, I think I would go nuts. There have been a couple of times that I have gone nuts between meetings! Besides, I know it is good for Emily to be with other kids her age and to learn that I will always come back to get her from the "strangers" I leave her with.
So, that's my story. I hope it encourages others to join MOPS, but, if not, I know I've gotten something out of it!