The amount of time I spend sending texts, messages, comments, and emails to moms and older women is pretty high.
My mom left this Earth 5 years ago. I’ve spent each day asking about motherhood, womanhood, bras, women’s vitamins, nutrition, hair care, how to be a bride etc.
I am so grateful for the community of women God has graced me to meet. I’ve met the most transparent, loving, selfless, and real moms I could ask for.
They aren’t afraid to share the good bad and ugly about pregnancy, labor, healthy eating, growing spiritually, and anything else I can ask. It’s through this process I’ve learned the power of the body of Christ. To welcome in members who have lack in any way that we might be stronger as a whole.
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:12-18, 22-27 NIV