Insight from Amy -
Families face a lot of challenges these days because of the hectic pace we find ourselves living. Staying connected with each other during these busy seasons takes intentional, multiple, daily efforts. The first words we use to greet each other as we start the day and the last words spoken before we go out the door all set the tone for the hours in between. Later in the day, the way we first speak to each after coming home and how and when we say good night, all makes a huge impact on how we rest.
That's a lot to digest I realize: First words in the morning, last words as you go out the door, first words at the end of the day, and last words at night all make a huge impact on how we stay connected.
With "connection" in mind, we're bringing back a fatherhood contest that we started a few years back and decided to table for a while. The Awesome Dad Contest has an updated name and graphic (designed by our friend Jen Cassell) and we're hoping that moms of school aged kids will sit down together and talk about the ways that dad blesses, encourages, loves and plays with them, and tell us about it. It is a powerful opportunity to grow as a family. Additional details are below.
And, returning once again to our community is the Secret Keeper Girl event which has attracted several hundred moms and daughters for the last couple of years. Thank you to our friends at Uniontown Bible for hosting this high-energy event which will help strengthen mother-daughter connections as these girls prepare for their teen years.
Finally, thank you for staying connected with us as we continue to be a voice for marriage, families, and future families in our community. Great things are happening and we're so glad you're a part of the MREC family to share them with us.