This Monday, Thrive Moms celebrated two awesome years of ministry! What a privilege it has been to walk alongside each of you as we learn and grow as mommas. The Lord has done incredible things, and we are so excited to soon share how He is working in future Thrive Moms plans!
This week, in celebration of our two years, we asked you to use #mythrivemomsstory on social media to share how Thrive Moms has impacted and encouraged you over the past two years; and, it has been such a blessing to watch those testimonies roll in. Today, we wanted to share some incredible, encouraging stories from our community, in hope that you'll be inspired to take a deeper step into the Thrive Moms community too.
"This Spring's retreat was all about how we are CHOSEN by God. We are daughters of Him before we are anything. A truth I have known by my heart has been pulled away because of doubt, insecurity, fear, and the list goes on and on. I had never purchased a devotional/prayer journal from Thrive Moms but I did for this retreat. It was a game changer. The devotional met me right where I was and challenged me in so many ways. The prayer journal has helped me focus my prayers and reading, and reminds me of truth to help me THRIVE, not strive, in the role of wife and stepmom God has chosen me for." -Jennifer
"I started my journey as a mom three years ago, at the age of 21 when we welcomes our sweet, little girl into the world. After I started blogging I came across Thrive Moms and was deeply encouraged by it the first I read one of their posts. Their posts are what moms like me need. Full of Jesus and constant reminders to never give up, and that Jesus is for you during this amazing season of motherhood! I believe we certainly need more empowering websites such as this." -Heather
"I'm thankful for the women around me who choose to be authentic, but I am especially thankful for Thrive Moms and their mission to make motherhood a season of more than just survival. I participated in their online retreat just after Libby was born and only a couple months after Keith passed away. I continue to struggle with what it looks like to be a mom when you're not also a wife. It's messy and it's hard. But the Thrive Moms community surrounded me and reminded me that there are women just like me who want to live full and authentic lives all around the country. I'm thankful for the reminder that parenting alone and learning to be a widow-mom isn't an impossible task." -Becky
"It was pretty isolating having a newborn and a toddle in a new city, especially in the blistering heart of the Florida summer. Having the Thrive Moms community with the Monday newsletter, Instagram posts, and encouraging blog posts helped me to focus on Christ and remember that He calls me to Thrive not just survive, even on the hardest days." -Allison
"I love how Thrive Moms has let me find community." -Tawnya
"I love the beach. I find rest and peace there. I want my motherhood journey to be like going to the beach. It's loud, but the sound of the waves brings peace. It's noisy, and sometimes crowded, but as much as I need alone time there, I also love to share it with those closest to me. The waves can be strong and push me over or surprise me, but I learn to be stronger, as well as laugh at my tumble. It's messy...sand gets everywhere, but what beautiful creativity happens with that messy sand! Anyone else seeing some parallels to this messy and wonderful job of mothering? Now if i could just sit back and find the same joy and peace here at home as I do at the beach...Working on that! And Thrive Moms is part of encouraging me along the way! I just signed up to be a Thrive Local leader, desiring to connect and create community with moms in my area. Let's thrive, mamas -- and not just survive!" -Kerin
"I found Thrive Moms during one of the darkest times of my life. After losing my baby shortly after birth, I found Thrive Moms through an infant loss blog and have been reading/following ever since. The Momentum newsletters are my absolute favorite. God never fails to speak truth right to a certain issue in my life through them. And I have recommended several mommy friends to sign up to receive them as well. So many honest, raw conversations of His mercy and grace have been spoken over tears with friends because of the impact of some of those weekly newsletters. The Lord has done much healing in my heart over the last three years and by His grace, I've written a devotional on infant loss that releases this July. I'm grateful to Thrive Moms for being obedient to the call of God to minister through a digital community that so clearly honors Him and glorifies Him through every post and every word. Thank you!!" -Maegan
Want to read more testimonies and stories of His grace through this ministry? Check out #mythrivemomsstory, and read more comments on our Instagram posts. Thank you to everyone who joined in our celebration and shared your heart with us! We are so thankful for you.