I have been blessed to have a couple of different women in my life during different seasons. These women were always older than me and were ladies that I admired for many reasons but particularly for how they let Christ shine through them. They each played an important role in my life as a mentor.
Something I have realized from my own life is that as much as my mom modeled amazing things for me there were times that she couldn’t speak into my life, because I wasn’t listening. However I know she prayed for me to be receptive to other wise, Christian people and allow them to speak into my life. Her prayers were answered and I am now praying the same thing for my children.
The arrangements were different each time, but basically I asked these amazing ladies if they would meet with me a couple of times each month to listen to me, pray with me, challenge me and guide me as a woman, follower of Christ and eventually as a wife and mother. These ladies are precious to me.
These were relationships that I sought out. Some of them were through mentoring programs at church but a couple of them were just godly women that stood out and I really wanted them to teach me and I hoped they would rub off on me. The life lessons and nuggets of wisdom they passed on to me are priceless.
I don’t have a particular person currently to fill that role. I wish I did, but it just has not happened at the moment. But what is neat is that in the blogworld I have found a couple of women that through their blogs I am gleaning amazing truths. I look forward each day to see what Robin has to say or what she may surprise me with. Sometimes I find a neat fun activity to do with my boys and other days I have to sit down and journal over what she shares and where it takes me in my own journey with the Lord. I love it and I feel like she is sharing a bit of her wisdom, love for life and joy with me to help me become a better me.
This morning I think I discovered a new cherished, wise friend. She has no idea I exist but I am so excited to add her blog to my bloglines feed. I know her name is Cyndi and she has an amazing story of forgiveness, redemption and friendship that you can read here. I was so inspired by her thoughts here. She is a mom of 6 boys! Wow!
I am so blessed to learn from and love these ladies from afar. I only hope someday I can have the same amazing influence on at least the people near me and maybe afar.