My youngest daughter got dressed for school yesterday, then asked me to do her hair. For Christmas, she got a pink Los Angeles Kings hockey jersey. She was wearing that and a pair of jeans. I put her hair up in two ponytails and tied them off with shiny pink ribbons. When I finished, I looked at her and thought, “I must be the only mom who sends her daughter to school looking like a hockey princess.”
We all have those days where we think, “I must be the only mom who …” Usually, though, that’s not true. Somewhere out in the big, wide world, there’s another mom dealing with the same issues you’re dealing with in your home. Somewhere on this planet, there’s another mom who sends a daughter to school in ribbons and pink hockey jerseys. Somewhere there’s another mom going through what your family is facing.
God doesn’t intend for us to walk this path alone. He’s always available, but He also sends us other women who are in the same place we are. Proverbs 27:9 says, “Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.” Finding those moms who are in the same place we are and have “heartfelt advice” to offer has gotten so much easier. Through blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and other social networking sites, it’s not hard to link up with other moms who are sitting right in the same spot as you.
One great place to meet up with those moms is at the Moms Together Facebook page. Each day over at Moms Together, they carry on a discussion about parenting from a Biblical perspective. They’ve covered topics from adoption to fears to embarrassing moments. The girls over at Moms Together have a great team of women who lead the discussion, and the community over there is always willing to embrace and lift up another mom.
If you’re feeling like you’re the “only mom who …” check out the Moms Together Facebook page and discover a community where you’ll find out you’re not alone.