One year. It's all over my social media, so I'm sure you are well aware of it too. It's been one year since the pandemic began wreaking havoc on our daily lives. A mark in time we didn't want. But as we face this anniversary, there are some landmarks of resilience that should be celebrated and cheered.

The changes to schools and the need to social distance has thrown our blended families into a tailspin. An already difficult situation to navigate entered unchartered waters. And our stepmoms have handled it with faith! We have supported each other, prayed over our families and we are still standing!

The core of our ministry is our Facebook group. I don't spend a lot of time looking at algorithms or data but after this season, I took a peek. We have added approximately 900 stepmom to our Facebook this year. In the past, we have had a lot of stepmoms who like to just watch from the sidelines. This year, engagement reached an all time high with majority of members participating.

What does this show me? It shows love, community, Christian sisters reaching out and that need being met. It certainly wasn't me! I'm exhausted emotionally, mentally, spiritually. No, this is a group effort of our Ministry Team fostering and protecting community, working on the mission before us. This is a testament to the strength of stepmoms.

Today this brought to mind Hebrews 12:1 - "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." During this season, this is the race! And it calls for steadfast endurance, staying the course. I'm so proud of our stepmoms. I pray we continue to mark the path of ahead of us with prayer and community. 





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