About 30 years ago I started a MOPS group for a few stay-at-home moms in Russellville, IN.  We met a few times and then we moved to Darlington and I wasn’t involved with MOPS again until today.  

Today my role in MOPS was quite different then 3 decades ago.  Today my role was as a Mentor Mom, what a wonderful, humbling honor to sit in the company of so many young moms.  

I had been given my marching orders and understood my role as a Mentor Mom, in fact had looked very forward to this time in my life.  I was not, however, prepared for the flood of emotions that would surface as I listened to these young moms talk about their successes, challenges, and sweet babes. I recalled memories that I hadn’t thought of for years; sweet, sweet memories of my three boys.

To the moms at my table, and the surrounding tables, you are a blessing to your children.  You will make mistakes, but you have a heavenly Father that takes those mistakes and makes strong kids.  You will have great successes that will develop children that are great warriors for Christ. Keep doing what you are doing…following your Savior, loving your husband, and guiding your kids.  YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB! YOU ARE A BLESSING. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. And, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day and reliving some very precious memories. You were a blessing to me.


Page McGaughey - I'm a former elementary/special education teacher, mother of all boys, grandmother to 7. I love books and Folgers Medium Roast coffee. I live in Darlington, IN with my husband of 34 years, Jerry.