Monday, April 18, 2011
We plan to have a Q&A session following the presentation in order to encourage women that there is indeed hope and help.
We're discovering that parenting is often the most lonely career choice a woman can undertake.
We plan to be available for women's groups where such a panel might be appropriate.
I am stunned at the maturity and wisdom of the women I've met that comprise this panel. They are strong and weak, humble and proud, brave and fearful, all at the same moment. They are confident and insecure, vocal and yet silent, filled with joy and at the same time marked with a tinge of sadness. These women are full of faith and at the same time very prayerful for their children's futures.
No doubt there is much wisdom in all the "how to" books on the shelves. But to look into a mother's eyes as she honestly relates her experiences is powerful. We've already laughed, fussed, and cried together, marveling at the depth of love we have for our children regardless of their age or stage of life.
There will be 60 important lessons shared. What a vast resource of encouragement!
I hope this little panel will become just one tool of bringing young moms and older moms together for some interesting dialogue. After all is said and done we're in this scary and most- rewarding business of parenting together! Who knows, maybe some precious kiddos will benefit as well.