Throughout the semester, we’ll be interviewing your Mops at GBC Table Leaders so you can get familiar with our wonderful leadership team. Today I’m SO excited to introduce you to Jenny and her adorable family! She’s happily married and the mother of two crazy adorable little boys.
Tell us about yourself and your family:
How long have you been in MOPs? How long have you been on the leadership team?
This is my second full year of being in MOPs and my first year in leadership as a table leader.
What were your thoughts when you found out you were pregnant with your first child?
I was beyond excited! It was surreal to think that there was actually a baby growing inside me! However with that excitement came a sense of fear and worry that I had never sensed before. I had some complications during my first trimester that caused us to think I might miscarry. It was in those moments that I really began to understand the heart of a mom. I realized this was just the beginning, my heart would be prone to worry about this little one for the rest of my life. It was during this time that my heart began to realize the need to give this child back daily to the Lord trusting and praising God for his good gifts, and praising Him no matter what the circumstances.
Share a favorite vacation memory
One of my favorite memories is a yearly vacation we take with my husbands family to Bass Lake. My husband has gone every year with about 15-20 members of his family since he was a baby! This is the family that wears matching shirts, and caravans up together, and all stay in a cabin together right on the lake. We have a great time every year, and I love being part of a family like this. I hope to create such memories and yearly vacations with my children as they get older:)
How has motherhood changed you?
Motherhood has changed my perspective on life. I grew up being taught about what it means to have a servant’s heart, and how as believers we need to rely on the Lord and how we can’t do things on our own, and although I believed all of that, having children really gave me a better understanding of what that means. It teaches me what it means to have sacrificial love and to have a servant’s heart (something I definitely struggle with on a daily basis). It teaches me to daily lean on the Lord for his help and patience as I am home with our boys. I realize so strongly how, on my own I would, and do, fail at this great task of parenting. And yet, it gives me the realization and constant reminder of my need for our rescuer Jesus Christ. More than anything it has given me the realization that I am not in control, and that I need to give myself and my family into the Lord’s hands daily.