Have you ever been a new mom? Maybe you know one? Perhaps your church even has a few.
During Tony’s Navy tenure, I found myself wearing the role of “new mom” three times. Joel arrived first followed by Rebekah a couple of years later. Caleb, baby of the family, tidied our family with a boy bow shortly after.
Each time I found myself laboring and delivering these blessings in a location hundreds of miles from family. And when the Navy beckoned, Tony was gone 10 hours after delivering Joel and me home. A handful of years later he found himself halfway around the world as Caleb arrived.
That’s when friends from church wrapped their arms and time around us.
Helping this new mom became their ministry.
Thank goodness because it’s scary, bringing new life into this world without family near. They drove with me to the hospital, waited alongside as my body labored, and even stood in the operating room as baby #3 made his grand appearance.
Those folks became family. They continue to hold a special spot in my heart – and always will.
Does your church reach out to new moms? It’s a ministry ripe for the taking. And goodness, it doesn’t have to be a fancy, organized ministry. One-on-one works well, too.
Would you help spread the word? Take a peek at this slideshow I prepared for iBelieve.com. Feel free to share 10 Ways Your Church Can Help New Moms on social media, with friends, and certainly among folks at your church.
New moms will thank you. I certainly do.