Well today is a bittersweet day for me. It was my last MOPS meeting. If you are not familiar with Mops, it stands for mothers of preschoolers. It’s a wonderful ministry that nurtures and grows women in their motherhood adventure.
I have to say that when I walked into my first MOPS meeting in 1999, I had no idea I would still be going to meetings in 2009. MOPS has meant so much to me. I have met wonderful, amazing women. I have developed friendships, served on the steering teams, and grown as a women, wife, mom and friend. When life was extremely difficult, my MOPS buddies were always there to carry me. When Natalie went through her tragedy, MOPS really stepped up. The women loved on me, they brought meals..to the hospital and then when we were sent home they came there too. They sent cards and became strong prayer warriors.
MOPS has allowed me to grow closer to Jesus. It has helped me deepen my relationship with Christ. I desired to be a godly women, wife, mother, friend, daughter and sister. The women in the groups I have attended allowed me to be me. The good, bad, and ugly. It has given me leadership skills that I didn’t know I posses. It has been my outlet and my security when needed. I am so proud to call myself a MOPS alumni.
This chapter of my life is closing. I have graduated from MOPS. God has some other things planned and I want to be obedient in his destiny for my life. I am sad, but also excited. I know that I have built a foundation that Mops has helped pour. Thank you MOPS for loving, encouraging, supporting, teaching, growing, serving and accepting me. I will never forget all you have done!!
Here is a link for MOPS International. If you are not in MOPS and you have children, newborn to kindergarten I encourage you to check them out. You will be blessed!