Friday, August 20, 2010

back to school

Its back to school time, and to help ease the transition from beaches to books our Sept. newsletter will have some ideas for healthy school lunches and snacks.  Then, in October, our MOPS group will have our version of a "Home Ec" class where we will learn some yummy and easy to prepare meals. As always at our meetings, you can enjoy some breakfast and coffee with friends while having fun.  See you soon!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baby shots

Yesterday I had to take my baby in for his shots, by far one of the things a mom dreads most.  I was surprised how, even though he's my 3rd, it was just as hard as when my oldest got her shots. The nurse even made a comment that most of the time, its worse for the parent than the child.  As I placed Joseph onto the table, he smiled and giggled, curious what mommy and this new lady were doing.  My heart already started breaking as he looked at me so trustingly and innocently, completely unaware of what was going on.  As he got the shot, he looked at me in pain and I could almost read his eyes, questioning why mommy was allowing this pain.  It made me think of God and how He must feel when we look up at Him wondering why we are suffering.  How we are like little babies in our understanding of how the world works, not realizing that maybe the pain we are feeling is small in comparison to what could have been and inconsequential in the grand scheme of things.  I imagine that God's heart is probably breaking as well when He asks us to just trust in Him and that He loves us despite our feeling that He might not be there for us.  As soon as I could, I took Joseph back up in my arms and hugged and kissed him and promised him that everything would be alright. Then I quickly wiped my eyes and we headed back home.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Welcome to MOPS 2010!

It's back to school time! Amid all the hustle and bustle to get your little ones ready, it is nice to know that a new year of MOPs is also starting.  This year our theme is Momology: the Art & Science of Mothering. As moms, there is so much to learn and share as we journey together in this unique time of life.  Sometimes you may think, "why isn't there a school to become a mom?"  Well, with Momology there is!  And MOPs will be there to make it as memorable, and fun, as possible.    Come join us on Sept. 14th at 9:15 for our 1st meeting of the year and follow our blog here and also our Facebook page.