Last night I attended the first meeting of NCC Moms small group for this fall semester. I was the only expecting mom with her first, there were two more pregnant ladies but each one had a three year old at home. It was a group of about 15 extremely funny and full of life moms that made me feel very welcome and at ease. I got a very good vibe off them and I will continue to be part of the group for the remaining of the semester and hopefully for longer. From the feeling I’ve got, they all started while being pregnant and now, 4-5 years later they are still good friends, still helping each other be better moms, still pursuing God and inspiring each other into raising God-fearing children. I just felt I was in the right place. I am looking forward to getting to know them, learn more of what’s ahead of me in the very near future and equipping myself better for the new role of motherhood.
The group meets every other Wednesday evening at Ebenezers from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. When I headed to the meeting last night, I was thinking “two hours is a long time, I will probably get bored and leave early…” It was 9.50 pm when the group finally dissolved (those mommies were really glad to see each other in this small group context) and I started heading home.
We are studying Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson. My copy is on its way but from the discussion last night of the introduction and first chapter, it sounds like a great book that would help us all become the mothers God calls us to be.
I wrote the above paragraphs earlier today, but reading them now again right before posting this entry, it still blows my mind that these words are about myself. It's still hard to believe that I am entering this new category, new role and new responsibility! I sure need as much help as I can get to prepare myself for that!