The responses are simply wonderful! This is an amazing group of women. Thank you for taking a moment to share a little piece of yourself with the group. When we know each other better, we can love each other better. What a beautiful blessing each of you are! We are a mighty force for good!
We are a vast group of women, almost 5,000 strong! We have many differences. We each have unique gifts that help us love and serve each other and our missionaries. We discovered that in some cases we share the oddest things! In the end, we share what is most important to us - our love for our missionaries. We love them with all our hearts and express that love in so many varied and beautiful ways!
I made a few notes when I was reading through all 196 comments ... Yes, I read them all, most of them more than once. I laughed and I cried. I felt your spirits reaching out in love and friendship towards each other.
We have missionaries serving ALL over this world! From every state in the US to Russia and tiny islands in the sea, some on the other side of the planet and others on the other side of the veil. Our children are EVERYWHERE spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! He is real and He loves all His children!
We have single moms and married moms. Professional mommas and moms who are professionals. We have big city girls and small town girls dreaming of the big city. We have vagabond moms who have lived all over, and those with deep, deep roots in one place.
We have grammar freaks, and video game geeks. Dancers (both belly and hula) and one who turns a cartwheel once every year. Marathon runners and movie marathon watchers. Our mommas are drag racers and snowmobile racers.
I counted at least 3 of our mommas that are currently over 40 and PREGO! Wow! What awesome mothers they are! There are plenty of "surprise" babies and there are never too many "miracle" babies. We never tire of talking about our babies!
We are readers, writers, artists, photographers, teachers, singers, dancers, runners, cancer survivors, comedians (I mean crossing guards), equestrians, returned missionaries, pioneer stock, converts and Catholic! We are Missionary Mommas!
We love baking, fencing, gardening, Dr. Pepper, Coca Cola, celeb gossip magazines, World of Warcraft, books, movies, country music, sugar, chocolate, chocolat (no, not the same thing), our missionaries and EACH OTHER!
We have experienced heartbreak and profound joy. We have witnessed many miracles.
We are women of the highest worth. One of us was even offered 6,000 camels for her hand in marriage! Some of us met our husbands on blind dates, or even married the guy who sold us a car!
Our lives are so different, yet at the core, we are the same. We are daughters of our Heavenly Father. He loves us, and we love Him. We are Missionary Mommas and oh, how we need each other!