Just a quick update! Little Friends Mum and Baby Group has started up again (after nearly a year)! While the group was small, the women were chatty and enthusiastic and promised to tell their friends to come next week, which was expected. I have a new helper, a woman named Katie.
It was good to be back, and setting up for the morning I could feel how much more energy and strength I have than I had the last few years. I didn’t know how unwell I was, and I am thankful for my new heart valve and new knee. It was good to be back, working again, greeting new mums, and getting to know Katie.
On Monday I met with some women who asked if I would “start a Bible study again” – one woman was part of the “Pre- COVID” study, and two women were not. We met to talk about when, where, and what. We made these decisions – 10:30 on Wednesdays, at one of their homes, and we will be studying Revelations! I also asked them to think about others who may want to and be available to join. This is exciting as well. I continue to co-lead a study for young mums on Fridays. They can bring their babies with them (called the “Friday Ba-ble Study”. That was not my idea…).
I am thankful for the prayers that have carried me through the last few, difficult years of loss and isolation, weariness that I did not realize had a medical cause – and the recovery from major surgeries when that was discovered. It feels good to be moving forward again.
Please pray for these new gatherings and new relationships, for deep conversations and lighter moments of laughter. Pray that each one would know the love of God as real and personal.