Fellowship Moms meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:30-11:30 AM at the Huntington Drive Campus: 401 E. Huntington Drive in Monrovia.
“Overwhelmed, isolated and ill-prepared were feelings I wrestled with when my children were young. God’s provision of wise mentors and loyal friends blessed and transformed motherhood for me. Now that my nest is empty, it’s my turn to give back as a mentor to other women. Walking alongside younger moms and encouraging them in their journey is what a mentor mom does. At Fellowship Moms, we are all about relationships and creating a space where moms can connect with other women, receive practical parenting information, and be inspired with spiritual hope.”
-A Fellowship Mom
One of the main reasons I’ve always wanted to be a mom was my own mom. She was always there at every assembly, basketball game, football game (to watch me in Marching Band), and she chaperoned the school dances.
She became a mother to so many because she was always there. I wanted to be that mom. However, when I became a mom, I realized there was so much going on behind the scenes that I didn’t see.
What I didn’t see was my mom questioning whether she was a good mom. I didn’t see her crying into a pillow or in the shower when she felt like a failure. I didn’t know how she felt when one of her daughters was having a hard time and she didn’t know how to help. Or when she raised her voice at one of us and regretted it and didn’t know how to make it right.
When I became a mom, I realized more than ever how we as moms need community and a safe place to be ourselves and to be honest about where we are. During my maternity leave after my first child, Zoe, I was given the most amazing gift. A wonderful woman who mentored me gifted me a semester at a Mom’s group called MOPs. Belonging to a group where I found that I was “not the only one” in so many areas of being a mom, a wife and a woman, was both life-giving and life-saving for me. This is why I’m so excited about Fellowship Moms! We all need community, and our prayer is that Fellowship Moms will be a great avenue for creating community among moms to be seen, heard, cared for, and most importantly, continually pushed to Jesus. – LaRosa Tate