New Daily Challenges on Facebook
Have you “liked” It’s Time for More Coffee on Facebook yet? If not, now is the perfect time to click on over there and do so! I’ve begun to list a daily challenge for my readers, in order for us to build each other up and encourage each other as women and as mothers.
Mentorship among women has always been an important thing to me. I married the Rev. fairly young (23) and as he was a graduate student, we lived far from home. We found a wonderful church family in the suburbs of Atlanta. When we found out that we were expecting our first son only three months into our marriage, I felt farther away from home than ever. However, some wonderful, more experienced women took me under their wings. Virginia taught me to sew. Grace brought us into her home and allowed us to play with her kids and rock her baby, and she shred with me the great importance of breastfeeding and bonding. Debbie taught me hospitality and a sense of humor. Recipes and tips and love were shared.
I don’t even think these women knew that they were mentoring me. They just let me into their lives and shared a bit of themselves.
Readers, this is what I’m asking you to do. Perhaps you are the women who can sew, or cook, or organize your home. Perhaps you sail through motherhood with ease, or maybe you have suffered and still suffer from postpartum depression. Maybe you, like me, fight a never ending battle with the laundry. Maybe you have struggled in your marriage and have made things work, or perhaps you have never been blessed with a loving spouse. You may be like the old woman who lived in a shoe, with so many children you don’t know what to do. Or maybe you are waiting to be blessed with even one child, or another child, or you know that your life will not include children of your own.
All of you have something valuable to share with other women! And, all of you have something that you can learn from other women!
So, hop on over to my Facebook page and check out yesterday’s challenge, and pick up today’s as well. There is no obligation. I’m not going to breathe down your neck, but I’d love to see my readers working together to help build up other women, wives and mothers!
Chime in! Have you been impacted by mentors in your life? How did the relationship come about? Have you found yourself in the mentor role? How did it make you feel? You know I’d love to hear from you!