A while back, one of our loyal Legacy Moms, Elizabeth Fowler, sent this to me. I think it says perfectly what many of us feel about Legacy Moms. As we are getting geared up for our Fall Kick-Off of the 2013/2014 Season of Legacy Moms this coming Monday, Sept. 30, I thought this was the perfect time to share this with you:
I ordered my calendar online so it would be just like I like it: Month at a glance with space on the side to make notes. Now it’s time to go back through last year’s calendar and transfer important dates to remember like birthdays, anniversaries and hopefully schedule a vacation! Some things go on the calendar with pencil (like gym classes) but some go in ink. Legacy Moms is one of those ink commitments and I’d love to share why.
In Ezekiel 3:17 God tells Ezekiel, “I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel.” I believe God has made me a watchman over the house of Fowler and also, in a sense, a watchman over my children’s hearts.
My goal as a parent is to raise children that glorify God. But it so easy to lose sight of that goal in the business of day to day life. And what do “God-glorifying children” look like anyway? Legacy Moms keeps me focused on my goal and gives me the tools to define what godliness looks like in my children and in my parenting.
Over my years with my legacy friends, I have learned things like: what to do instead of counting to 3 to have my children obey me, how to establish healthy sleep patterns for my baby, how to encourage my children are to become one another’s best friend, how to not “carry the rock” but parent with my husband with him as the leader of our home, detailed advice of how and when to tell my children about sex, how to make summers memorable and fun for my children (and me!), how to teach them make wise choices and how to make it right when they sin, just to name some of the material we have covered.
No question or topic has ever been off limits. We have shared our struggles, hurts and disappointments. When I have been at my lowest parenting low, I have turned to Kym and/or a Legacy Mom for comfort and advice. My Legacy friends have also been there to celebrate the highest highs. I truly feel we are on this parenting journey together.
As you consider the mom role that God has given you and look to the year ahead, I pray you will make an “ink commitment” to Legacy Moms on the last Monday of every month for a time of re-focusing and encouragement.
Come join us and find out why Legacy Moms has been an ink commitment for over 800 moms in the DFW Metroplex over the past 8 years! We would love to have you join us.