Lean in closely, friends. You don’t have to be lonely. You don’t need to walk any season of your life alone, especially not the season of toilet training, nursing, burping, feeding, teaching, and playing. This, sweet readers, is motherhood and it is hardly the time to isolate one’s self. You mustn’t. You don’t have to be alone.
It’s easy to hide away when we feel overwhelmed in a season of life. Especially when you’ve chosen the path called, “Stay-at-home mom,” you might begin to believe a lie that says you are expected to…well…stay home. This certainly isn’t the case.
God gave us to each other. As human beings, we walk alongside one another. As mothers, we must stand alongside one another as we raise up the next generation.
Wherever you are, whatever you do? Look for the lonely. Invite her in. Look for the woman needing a friend. Love her. Pull up one more chair. Choose today to be in community with those who might encourage you. Choose togetherness over loneliness.
Fight for one another. Fight away the lonely with laughter and inside jokes. Champion the other as she runs her race. Friend? We’re better together.
May I introduce you to a little tribe of women who chose to grow together? May their laughter warm your soul as a reminder that lonely is a lie and friendship is available. If only we invite her in, we are no longer alone.
We’re all in this together.
And perhaps? Maybe you might like to know how to form a playgroup for other moms. It’s so simple. I barely did a thing. We just invite and love one another because Jesus first welcomed us in and He first loved us.
Call another in the same season as you. Pull up a chair at her table. Invite her into your home. Show up when she invites you. Eat lunch with that coworker. Talk to that mom at the park. Make weekend plans with the woman in your Bible study. Strike up a conversation with the mom on the bleachers. Be the friend in a world with enough loneliness.
The best way to make a friend is to invite her into your life. You are worthy of friendship. God placed people around you. Invite her in and allow yourself to show up to her invitation. You don’t have to choose the loneliness. Friendship is a choice.
Choose to love because Jesus loves and you are created in His image. Friendship is for you. You can.
From my heart to yours,