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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!

Dawn Parlin

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Sonya wrote:
We are so blessed to have you with us!!! I thank God for that phone call from you back in August 2012... Such an impact on my life and now what an impact you are making for Him.

Fri, January 17, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

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