Last night I was having trouble coming up with today's post. Yesterday was Mother's Day and I could talk about what we did, blah blah but I wasn't feeling inspired to talk about Mother's Day although I did have a great first Mother's Day, Caleb, ahem Sean, gave me flowers and a card and Sean made a growth chart for Caleb. That will be another post for sure! He did a great job and I want to feature his awesome work. After pondering what to write, I decided to share how blessed I feel with the community that in just a few short months Sean and I have found down here in Riverside.
Community especially as a new mom is incredibly important. It is easy to feel a bit lonely as a mom particularly when friends are not close by or they work and you may not. In the last few weeks, my community has been growing and as a result I grow as a mom.
Having a community strengthens and stretches you as a person.
Having a community provides support and comfort.
Having a community teaches me and encourages me.
Being a new mom has made me realize how important having a community is from being friends with women who has a few more years of experience as a mom or friends with mom who are just starting out as a mom. I look forward to the weekly play dates that Caleb and I attend with other moms through our church. I have been able to share openly my struggles and my excitement as a mom. At the same time, we don't just talk mom talk and I love that too.
Having a community is not just important as a mom but as an individual as well. By nature, we all are social creatures. We crave relationships, we crave to connect with others and we crave to be known by others.
Today I am feeling blessed and grateful for the community that God has provided in our life especially as a new mom.
Yesterday we went on our first family run together - a perfect way to start Mothers Day