Monday, March 2, 2015

"Lonely Moms" by Stacey Wooddell Imbimbo

 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

There we were on the bench at the park.
I had seen her around church and a few birthday parties. There had been  quick waves and some small talk. But this day was different.  In a few moments of uninterrupted conversation a tear fell down her cheek.
She didn't understand.
She loved being a mom.
"Why do I feel so lonely at times?" she asked.
I understood completly. I had been there many times.
Being a stay at home mom means never really being ALONE. We have our children around us all day long, asking us a million questions, needing constant attention and loving us unconditionally.
Yet, loneliness creeps in.
Motherhood is a whole lot of giving and not much receiving.
Moms everywhere are going through this too. Challenge yourself this week to take a few extra moments for that mom you see at the park, in the grocery store line, or at church.  Reach out to a friend with a text, just letting them know you are praying for them. Set up a playdate. Grab a cup of coffee with a fellow mom.
We are not meant to walk this journey alone.
Jesus promises us in  I Peter 5:7 that if we cast our cares on Him, he will care for you.
Maybe another mom needs to be reminded of this promise this week.

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