I’ve been in a weird place lately. Trying to either fully embrace my stay-at-home momhood or figure out what my bigger calling is. Or trying to do both?? Is that even possible?!
Anyway, while in this … place, that’s what we’ll call it … I’ve been reading the Momastery blog. Now, I don’t even pretend to have come from the background that Glennon, the creator of Momastery, comes from. My life has been cake compared to hers. However, I do relate to a lot of her trials, struggles and journeys in motherhood and personhood. AND I fully respect her commitment to telling the truth and spreading hope:
“We can do hard things, love wins and we belong to each other.”
I swear this has a point relevant to Road Widows. Promise. Hang with me …
So, last week Glennon bared her soul, raw and honest, in a post where she confronted her past. I invite you to read it now … make sure to read the end … I’ll wait …
I admire her laying it all out there. And I fully relate to her realization (at the end) of the importance of creating a “net.”
“People need a net. Schools, churches, neighborhoods – every institution needs nets. Nets are groups of people who watch out closely for each other. Who notice when someone needs help. Who have the skills to really help when real help is needed.”
Ladies, THAT is what I have been striving for with Road Widows. Sure, we each need to, individually, create our own nets in life. But Road Widows can also be one of those nets. It’s certainly one of mine.
Every time I write a post and get a comment from someone saying “YES. THIS!” I feel like you all have my back. Whenever I get an email from a reader who just found our blog saying “THANK YOU!” I smile because I feel like I’m a part of their net.
So let’s keep growing this net. Not only are we a group of people who understand this walk of life, but we can help each other and know when that help is needed and have the skills to offer that help. We can catch others when they fall. With our net.
And here ends your “feel good post” for the week.