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Introducing "Hearts at Home" - more support for moms!
Oct. 27, 2010
“It’s just so good to know you're not alone.” It's a comment I hear often from moms in Mom to Mom. |
A mom who recently had a miscarriage told me she was amazed to discover how many other moms in her new Mom to Mom group had experienced the same thing. They understood and could empathize and walk alongside each other in ways no one who had not been through such pain could do.
Another mom told me about the healing laughter and tears shared in a group of brand-new moms who were helping each other through the ups and downs and hormonal adventures of life with a newborn.
How we moms need each other! New moms. Toddler moms. Moms of teens. Moms of young adults. Mom-in laws. Grandmoms. All moms.
It’s one of the major reasons we have Mom to Mom. Week after week we join hands in our small groups and laugh together, cry together, grow together, pray together. And we point each other to God We do what the Scripture tells us to do: We “encourage one another and build each other up.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Recently I’ve learned of some groups of moms who do that in a big way—a very big way. They get together to spend an entire day together laughing, learning, growing, praying. It's kind of a combination of mom-school, spiritual enrichment, and laughter therapy. A great organization called Hearts at Home offers these conferences just for moms several times a year in different locations, where hundreds and even thousands of moms come together and encourage one another.
Though I’ve not yet been to one of their conferences myself, I feel as if I have through the reports of Mom to Mom colleagues who’ve attended as well as DVDs of past conferences. And I'm looking forward to attending my first Hearts at Home conference in a few weeks—on November 12-13 in Rochester, Minnesota.
It occurred to me that some of you and the moms in your Mom to Mom groups might like to join the party. Bonding together in our small groups could be enhanced by a kind of “mom field trip” for a day of enrichment and encouragement. Or maybe only a few of your moms can get away but can bring back a dose of encouragement to share with the rest, who might be able to take in a future conference.
Click here for information on the upcoming Hearts at Home conference. If you can't make this one, there are others throughout the year in various locations. It’s another way to remind our moms, as we do every week in our groups: “You are not alone. We have each other—and we have a God Who has promised that He give us ‘everything we need for life and Godliness’ (I Peter 1:3)—and we assume that means everything we need to parent the kids He’s given us!”
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