Scripture for today: "Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."
I was reading a popular parents magazine today, and the topic was basically about some of the challenges of mothers who transition from working away from home to becoming a full-time stay at home mom. It addressed the issues of the change, and how difficult it could be. One thing that it mentioned was the importance of moms to get out and meet others who are also at home with their children. It encouraged women to find ways to channel their energies etc. As I read this article, I began to think about the stay at home mom who homeschools her children. We also have special needs and at times, challenges where we need the support of others. From my own recent experience, I have really realized how important it is to fellowship with other moms. I have an infant, and recently have not had the energy or desire to go to the gatherings etc, that I have gone to in the past. I have to admit that I have noticed a change in my attitude, and I think that it is related.
When we don't take/make the time to refresh, spend time with friends, or work on a favorite hobbie, it becomes so easy to focus on the minutia in life that is really insignificant. After visiting with a friend last week, I realized how much I needed that fellowship.
Support group meetings, Mom's nights out etc. are so refreshing and much needed especially during this time of the year. We really have to put forth the effort to make it to some of the fellowships. Sometimes it's challenging (getting a sitter etc.), but once we atttend it's usually worth all of the effort to get there.
I'm looking at my March calendar to see where I can pencil in some time for me! :-)
Where/how do you receive most of your support?