“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children” (Titus 2:3–4).
“Momma, what do we do when we have to go potty in preschool?” My four-year-old posed this question one morning last week. Next month she’ll begin 4K at her big sister’s school, and we’ve been talking it up all summer.
“Well, there’s a bathroom right inside your classroom,” I assured her. “All you have to do is ask your teacher.”
“You have to hold up two fingers!” My seven-year-old called from down the hall.
“What?” My four-year-old ran to her sister in the playroom and stood at attention for more details on this highly important topic.
“You hold up two fingers, like this.” Big sister raised her hand and made a “V” with her index and middle fingers. “That’s the sign that you have to go to the bathroom. I remember that from when I was in the preschool room.”
“Oh, thanks!” Little sister mimicked the potty sign with her right hand. “Like this?”
“Yep. That’s it.” Big sister nodded. “Good job.”
Isn’t it great to have a mentor? Somebody who’s gone before us and can share the insights we need for daily survival. I’ve been blessed to have several such mentors in my parenting journey. Over the years God has brought a few key women alongside me who’ve filled my heart and soul with their wisdom and encouragement to get up and do this mom thing another day—and to do it well, with love, grace, and godly intention.
Today I want to share those mentors with you. Last month on Haven Help Us, we featured a different mom mentor each Monday in the form of a Q&A session. These ladies are so God-soaked and wise, I couldn’t keep them all to myself—they ought to be paid forward again and again. So please, take a few minutes to click through these posts and read their words of wisdom and encouragement. I know they’ll bless you just as they’ve blessed me.
Have a wonderful week, everyone!
ELAINE LACZNY says
I guess we are all the “older women” no matter the age!