I have wanted to be a stay-at-home mommy for as long as I can remember. My mom was one my entire life and she always made sure everything in the house was taken care of and just right. She was there to pick us up from school, fix us snacks, listen to our days and go to every event we ever had. She poured herself into our lives and it made a lasting impression on me. One that I want to carry out for my future children.
Something that I have always desired is to go to ladies Bible studies throughout the day, and prayer groups, and play dates and other events that other stay-at-home mommies do for spiritual growth and fellowship. I am one of the few girls in my Sunday School class without children yet, and also one of the few that work outside the home. I so long for the day that I can do these things with these great girls and truly live out the dream that I have always had.
I grew up in a small church with around 350 people. I knew every person there – from the babies to the elderly. It was after Husby and I moved to the Big Town after marriage, that I realized how unique and special that was. The Church that we are in now is absolutely excellent and quite a bit larger than our old Church. It is the most challenging teaching that either of us have ever been under and we have are absolutely in love with the Church and the people.
We are extremely fortunate to have built great friendships and bonds with so many couples our age. Our Sunday School class has around 30 “young married” couples and I just love each and every one of them. When searching for a Church after moving to the Big Town, a problem we were having was finding anyone that was even around our age. When the Lord blessed us with this Church and this group of people that we are with now, we were absolutely astounded. We jumped into Couples Bible Studies, and other various small groups. We found the perfect Church for so many different areas in our lives. Something that has been missing in the three years that we have been there, though, is the relationships with people outside of our age group.
When you work, and aren’t able to attend different day-events, like the things I mentioned above, it is hard to get to know people outside your age group. I very much want to know people my parent’s age and everything below and above. I think building relationships with those women is vital. They are older, wiser, encouraging and are able to give excellent training since they have so much more “life experience”. I have always had such great relationships with all of my mom’s friends that I was bound and determined to find some relationships like that here!
I joined an evening Bible study for ladies that meet once a week for several months. The first one was Tuesday evening and we are studying Proverbs. The Lord placed many excellent women in there with me to know and grow with. They are just what I was looking for, and as excited as I was to be there with middle aged women, I think they were even more excited – that me, a 25 year old girl wanted to join them. It was just great.
And until the day that I can join the day time studies and events, this is just perfect.
"Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God." Titus 2:3-5