It’s a mom thing too! I was honored to teach a breakout at the It’s a Girl Thing conference for moms. I was blown away by the enthusiasm of the staff and workers, but especially by the moms and daughters.
It was certainly confirmed – communication (or lack thereof) between moms and teens is a daily challenge in every home. I led a breakout session, “The Secret – Do Your Wash then Communicate”. Not knowing what to expect, I was blown away.
In the first session, moms piled in the room. We had moms sitting in desks, on the floor, and lining the walls. Definitely the word communication is what brought them to the session. Our hour together was wonderful. We talked about letting go of our own past so that bitterness or anger doesn’t influence the way we relate and communicate with our own children. Only through cleansing ourselves first, would we truly then be able to be there for our teens.
As tears poured moms shared, asked questions, and I believe found comfort in each other.The longing these moms had to have great relationships with their children was incredible. I wish I did have the “secret fix” for the moms there. I remember when my kids were younger, I would go to conferences and look for the ONE THING I could do to have total transformation the minute I got back home. I wanted to know how to FIX EVERYONE!
Oh how I wish miracles happened the instant we walk through a door. I wish the moms would have had total breakthrough on the home front the minute they walked back in their door, but we know that’s not the case. Having great communication and relationships is a process. The first thing I had to learn was that I had to FIX ME FIRST! Our process and journey will always begin with ourselves first. Through our breakout session, God strengthened moms and reassured them they are not alone on this journey. It might be a process, but with diligence, love, and God guiding them they will make it.
This week I am sharing with another groups of moms. I look forward to speaking to the Motherly Love group in Brenham. The leader of this group is a mom I always looked up to when I was raising little ones. I looked to her children and saw what I wanted in mine. This dear friend has been a great example.
Being a mom is such a blessing, but yet the hardest job ever! I am blessed by my family and the relationships I have with my children. It’s been hard work, but so worth ever tear shed. Yes, hard work.
BTW – daily communication with God is the secret. That is when He washes us, cleanses us, and gives us a fresh spirit for the day.
Let God wash you first, cleanse you, heal you, and refresh you – then try communicating with those you love.
It’s amazing what a little washing can do.