Do you have a guide to help you through this mothering journey?
My husband got a deer the first day of hunting season this year (his first deer ever, yay!). Because of his work schedule, I was the one who processed most of the meat. As I was cutting up the deer alongside my mom, I started to think of all the things that I have learned from her. (You can read about my mom here).
I also got to thinking about the other women I have learned from in my life.
Do you have a mentor mom in your life? If you don't, I encourage you to find one. She doesn't have to be a generation older than you, just maybe someone whose kid is a few years older than yours and has a little more parenting experience. Someone whose parenting style matches your own or what you envision yours to become.
We mamas are not meant to go it alone. We were created to be social creatures and we can learn so much from each other. You might find it scary to admit that you need guidance or to ask for advice, but it is so worth it to take the chance!
|My Oma has also been a mentor mom to me. |
She has been through some tough stuff, but she is always smiling.
There’s a scripture in Titus that says this, “In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not slaves to excessive drinking. They are to teach what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children, to be self-controlled, pure, workers at home, kind, and in submission to their husbands, so that God’s word will not be slandered.”ReplyDelete
Titus 2:3-5 CSB
This really made me think of that, and it also made me think of the seasons of our life, we come to , we become like and then we teach Christ, and as elders we teach and admonish and encourage. Beautiful picture His body working to love each other.
Such a good verse! I love how God designed it so we are not meant to go it alone. We NEED each other!Delete