Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TWO WHOLE YEARS???

Last September this happened...




I have never been good at goodbyes. This boy that that made me a Mom for the very first time, this boy that I braved all weather conditions to watch play every sport known to man, this boy who can make me laugh even on the lousiest of days....this boy was leaving....FOR TWO WHOLE YEARS!!!

My heart ached as we drove the l-o-n-g hour drive home from the airport with one less family member in our car.  How was I supposed to get back to my life??? On Sundays I felt like a freak show as a struggled to keep my emotions in order.  You should know that I am NOT a pretty cryer! My lips get huge and my face gets splotchy and my contacts fog up so I can barely see...it's not attractive!!! It seemed to me that all the other moms of missionaries held it together so beautifully.... "Called to Serve" didn't seem to faze them, I didn't see anybody else stocking up on Dove Chocolates and how the heck did they have clean houses on Mondays???

And then...it happened.  I was visiting with another Missionary Momma and she said she wished there was a place for us MMs (Missionary Mommas) to go and talk about our missionaries.... I thought "yeah, there should be" and then I got this great idea... why not have a Facebook page just for MMs!!!  So, I hit the little "create a page" button and Missionary Momma's was born! AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT???  I am not the only Momma with a stash of chocolate and a clutch of tissues in my purse!!!

17 comments:

  1. And we're so glad you did....MM's is an awesome place of support and friendship!!! A lifesaver for many of us.

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    1. Thank you for creating such a wonderful group. It has helped me in many ways. I love too see where the missionaries are called too serve and I love the stories and advice that people share on here. You are an angel in many ways ♡♡♡

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  2. These are fun stories, Heidi! Thank you so much for doing this! :)

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  3. Thank you MM's for the love & support this is something I needed !!

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  4. Thank you Heidi for having the inspiration and courage to follow your heart and start this amazing MM's group! Thank you for the bottom of my heart💕

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  5. I am so glad you created this group -- it is a wonderful resource and it's absolutely key to my sanity while my daughter is away on her mission!!!

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  6. I have only been a part of this group for a few short months but I love the "sharing" that takes place here - sharing of our missionaries' experiences, sharing of ideas to do for our missionaries and others serving in our wards, sharing of photos of other's missionaries and sharing of our hearts. Thanks for all the sharing from all of you. I have truly been inspired!

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  7. This is a wonderful, supportive group for so many. It has calmed our fears, dried our tears, and brought comfort to all us loving missionary mommas and dads.

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  8. So nice that we can all share our feelings, our hopes, our fears.

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  9. This is a wonderful, supportive group for so many. It has calmed our fears, dried our tears, and comforted us in times of sorrow. May it continue to be a blessing for all who become a part of it.
    Thank you, Heidi!

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  10. This is a wonderful, supportive group for so many. It has calmed our fears, dried our tears, and comforted us in times of sorrow. May it continue to be a blessing for all who become a part of it.
    Thank you, Heidi!

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  11. How very fun! Thanks for the website!

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  12. Love checking in and getting inspiration! Thanks, Heidi!

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  13. Such a great group, for sure!

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  14. I am thinking that this page became my beacon in the night....it has kept me from loosing my mind...well except today, when my DD didn't write to me. But other than that, I have looked forward to posts and the outpouring of love, emotion, and yeah we are all in this together!!!
    Anna

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  15. Glad to read your post today. As I get ready to send my oldest off on a mission in 3 weeks, I find myself feeling these same feelings. Glad to know I am not alone! ;)

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  16. What would I do without all of you? I'm so grateful for MM. More than you will ever know!

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