Walking the path together, mamas, that’s what we are doing. It’s what we should be doing, but sometimes we find ourselves feeling isolated and alone in struggles or so busy with life that connecting with other mama friends gets put last. Feeling isolated puts me in a hard place, because we aren’t meant to do this alone!
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good (more satisfying) reward for their labor, for if they fall, the one will lift up the other. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!
I’ll never forget this day…years ago, I was having just a terrible day. Heading out to my garage to get in the car and take some time away, I opened the garage door to see my girlfriend pull in the driveway. I walked out and hopped into her van and we commiserated together because she was in my driveway for the same reason…except she reached out to me. After a while, we were laughing and talking, encouraged by our time together. We saw that we were not alone.
I get it
understand that one
I’ve been there
it gets better
it’s only a season
When one falls, the other lifts her up. We were each other’s safe place that day. She reached out and took the drive to my house.
Or made the phone call…
Or sent the text or email…
We “5 mamas” have all talked about the conference we went to this fall and how it impacted us in different ways. The theme was EMBRACE for 2015. 2016 has the theme THRIVE. To thrive means- flourish, prosper, grow, increase…the origin- grasp, get ahold of. (I’m “getting a grip” is one of my favs.)
I realized in my own life that if I want to thrive in the season I find myself in, I have to take care of myself. As I made my list of the things I need to be able to do that, I put having real, authentic, laugh til you cry, cry til you laugh connections with other mamas is on my list. If you read the “Why 5 Mamas” portion of the blog, you know how this all started. I reached out. I asked some friends to join me. It turned out some of them felt the way I felt.
So, I invite all you mamas out there to join me. It doesn’t have to be this kind of get together, but in this new year, will you reach out? You may have all the friends you need, but there may be someone who needs you! Or you may need some new connections. But take care of this part of you. Thrive in this area of your life. Two are better than one!
If you want to join us on January 16th, click the link below for all the information!
We have picked the 1st of 5 locations for the RGT Mom Meet Up Training Days!
If you are in the northeast, snag your seat to the Rochester Meet Up – Saturday, January 16!
A special take-home gift if you RSVP soon! Don’t miss this amazing time of fellowship.
The next training session may be too far away for you to attend.