So, today I ventured into something that I have always wanted to do since becoming a Mom. I went to my first MOPS meeting. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is such a great resource to have in our community. I am so happy I FINALLY decided to go and check it out. I was warmly welcomed and know that I will make some true lasting friendships throughout the process. Walking into a room filled with 40-50 women who have been together for a few meetings already is very nerve racking. I was nervous they all knew each other, nervous I was going to be the "old" Mom in the room, and nervous about having to talk about myself. All of those feeling vanished the minute I was sent to my "table." I met the Mentor Mom, who is AMAZING and all the other Moms at the table as well. I really enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them. Yes, I think I may be one of the older Moms, but there were definitely Moms my age. I'm super excited about going back and being able to have this time to connect with other women.
Sometimes it is so hard to find a place where you feel you "belong." I think it is even more difficult when you become a stay at home Mom. There are a lot of insecurities that go with being a Mom. Am I doing the right thing? Do my kids act properly in public? Why can't I lose this baby weight? Blah, blah, blah....BUT at MOPS every single Mom there is in the same situation. We all want to be with other people and feel human (even if it's only for those 2 hours) =)
It really is a wonderful program and I highly encourage anyone out there who is looking for a group to connect; to go ahead and take that step and see how great it can be. They provide childcare, and the women watching your children are just superb. I look forward to our next meeting already!!!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.