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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mops (From the Mentor's Point of View)

If you are unfamiliar with MOPS, I want to tell you that I would have given my eye teeth to have had a group such as this to turn to when I was a young mother! What I have observed as a mentor mom are a group of moms, trying to be the best moms that they know how to be (not unlike most of us, right?) BUT (and here's where the good part comes in) with the support, love, shared knowledge, and prayers of other young mothers in the same boat.

A typical MOPS meeting brings moms together for a SIT-DOWN (!) breakfast, shared ideas, knowledge from "experts", cooperative activities, laughter, tears, opportunities to lead and follow, mutual understanding, and PRAYERS...ALL while loving Grandmas entertain and care for the preschoolers in another room.

Give away my eye teeth for this? You betcha! In this day and age when families are remote, neighbors are unseen, and the world just keeps on turnin', it's a blessing to have a group and a place where young moms can be refreshed, renewed and reminded that they are not alone.

As a congregation, we need to support, promote, and encourage the M.O.P.S. Program at Mt. Olive.

Submitted by Doreen Hietsch, M.O.P.S Mentor Mom


Heather said...

Thank you Doreen for all of your unconditional support, love & time you have given to our MOP'S group. We are so blessed to have you in our group. Words can never express how grateful we are to have you.

kathy brown said...

Wow, thank you Doreen. As I've said time and time again, you are the best. We are very lucky to have your knowlege and support throuh good times and also the hard times. Your life experiences has helped many of us get through the "just mom stuff" or "just wife stuff". Thank you for being there for us.
Love Kathy

Kelly said...

We are very lucky to have you Doreen! This Mom Stuff gets hard. I feel truly blessed by just knowing you and all you do in the Church. We love having you as our Mentor Mom.

Love, Kelly

Linda said...

Doreen, thanks for saying Yes when asked to be our Mentor Mom. I'm sure much prayer and consideration was taken to make this decision to do God's will. His will is being done and we are all being blessed by this relationship. Thanks for being with us there physiclly and spiritually. Thanks also to Ron for sharing you with us....Linda