One Mom's Heart -- What's Worth the Drive!
When I first moved to town, my life was filled with unknowns. How would my life be in this new place? Would I be able to make friends? Where can I go to meet other moms? Where do I even begin? Starting over was a scary thing - but I knew that God had big plans for me.
Shortly after moving, I enrolled my children in Kindermusik- that's where I met Sonya Greear. Sonya, after getting the kids signed up, asked if we had chosen a church. Not having taken this step yet, she recommended GFC and M2O. She told me that M2O would be a great way to meet and socialize with other moms while learning about Christ and His vision for women in the home.
It's hard to believe, but I have been a member of M2O for a little over a year and a half now. During this time, the women in this group have become my friends and family. They are a shoulder to lean on and I look forward to our meetings each month. Living in Roan Mountain, the hour drive to M2O is SO worth it!
Throughout my time in M2O, I have discovered the true influence moms play in their family - and the spiritual influence they possess. Teachings such as being intentional and the importance of God in the kitchen truly speak to me. I had never considered praying over grocery lists - but last week's message by Lisa Owen had me nodding my head. Each month, I am excited to tell my husband what I learned, and can even see changes in him, as he tries to apply applicable messages in our home.
I am a firm believer that God puts you in places for a reason. He puts people in your life that will give you strength, comfort, knowledge and confidence. M2O has played such a vital role in my spiritual growth. I now have a firm grasp on how to make Christ a welcomed influence in our home. While the monthly meetings are fun, it's also amazing to know that the benefits they bring are eternal. The lifelong friends I have made are also a bonus!
A year an a half later, I am no longer scared or uncertain. I have this amazing group of moms to help show me the way!
Posted on Fri, January 17, 2014
by Dawn Parlin