I’ve been overwhelmed by the many emails I’ve received in the last two days in response to my last post on parenting a child that is hard to parent. Thank you for sharing your story, for reaching out, for encouraging me. You are bold and brave.
I am starting a “secret” Facebook support group for mothers who have a child that is hard to parent. We invite you to join us if you are looking for a loving supportive community to spur you on as you parent. Please email me and I will give you details: firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to share about this with a friend or family member who might need a supportive community.
I do not know what the group will be, what it will look like or grow into. I didn’t sit around one Friday night a few weeks ago and decide “hey, I should start a support group.” I simply wrote and shared my burdens, and you wrote and shared yours, and here we are.
Let us love one another.
We need community — people who get it, who will listen, comfort, and encourage.
We need grace and forgiveness – we’re well aware we aren’t perfect parents.
We need faith — the ability to push through the hard, through adoration and gentle reminders of His love for us.
We need safety — confidentiality, no judgement, understanding.
Some of us are adoptive mothers and some are not. All of us believe in a God that is bigger and greater and sovereign.
If you would like to be a part, we’d love to have you.
In the meantime…