Cherish Your Mom Friends & Make Time for Yourselves

Posted on Sep 17 2019 - 9:22pm by Kelley
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Mom life is hard. But, do you want to know what’s even harder? Mom friendships. Why does it sting so much worse when our mom friends walk away? I was talking to a sweet friend today who’s going through a hard season with a friend just abandoning her and their friendship. Sadly, I had something similar happen going into this past summer so I was able to share some words of encouragement.

Being rejected when we were teenagers sucked, right? The need to fit in is real and it’s something I pray my girls are able to overcome daily as they get older. But, when we’re teenagers, we’re resilient. There is always someone else there to help us pick up the pieces. Being an adult and getting rejected? Man, it’s hard. That’s also why it’s so important for us to really cherish those mom friends we have.

Mom’s Understand

Mom friends know what it’s like to sit in the car rider line for an hour in the afternoon and rush home through homework to get to soccer practice before it’s over. Mom friends know what it’s like to be so utterly exhausted, you accidentally pour salt in your coffee instead of sugar. And mom friends know what it’s like on the days we need to hide in the closet and eat chocolate just so we don’t have to share a bite. Can I get an amen!?

All of these things and more is why we really need to cherish those mom friends in our life. Other moms get it. Life is hard. It’s messy. And we’re busy, so sometimes all we can do is shoot a quick text asking them to grab a kid for us from soccer practice or just say “hey” without expecting anything in return. We’re always running around from Point A to Point B, it’s hard to keep anything straight. But, that’s also why it’s so important to take time for ourselves and schedule little outings with each other to let loose and just relax.

Why Moms Should Get Together More Often

Your idea of a fun moms’ night might be grabbing dinner and drinks, seeing a movie with a big tub of popcorn all to yourself, or a wine tasting perhaps? Others may choose to see a concert, or why not mix two together and treat yourselves to dinner THEN a concert!? Living right outside of Charlotte, NC has lots of perks (and lots of places to check out for a fun night!)

I love to get my girls together and enjoy a nice dinner where we’re being served and not doing the serving and explore uptown a bit! Shows and concerts are totally my thing, so I’m thrilled to be able to plan an unforgettable girls’ night for my ladies in a few months to see Mercy Me perform at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte!

I’m currently leading a bible study written by their lead singer Bart Millard and it’s been so fulfilling to really dive into scripture and learn about his story. A huge, huge thanks to the Spectrum Center for helping me fill not only my cup up, but a special group of moms in my life too in a way that will really fulfill and bond our group! I encourage you to plan something similar for you and your girlfriends. Pour into your mom friends so they can in turn, pour into you and nurture those relationships that matter. You never know when once day you’ll be hurt by someone you love or go through deep water and you’ll need them by your side.

If you want to hear more about Bart Millard’s study “I Can Only Imagine,” I would recommend you check out the movie, read the book, and follow me on Instagram as I share bits and pieces that speak to be over the next few weeks! And watch for more from the concert – it’s going to be one amazing night! You can also snag tickets to see it for yourself!

See MercyMe’s Imagine Nation Tour with Crowder and Micah Tyler in Charlotte on November 1st at the Spectrum Center!

Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Louisville, Tulsa, Charlotte, NC are among the stops planned for the fall continuation of the “Imagine Nation Tour, Friday, November 1, 2019 at Spectrum Center!” Multi-platinum selling MercyMe will spearhead the run alongside fellow GRAMMY® nominee Crowder and GMA Dove nominee Micah Tyler.

Recent radio favorites “Best News Ever,” “Grace Got You” and “Even If” are housed on MercyMe’s most current album LIFER, and will be among the hits included in the evening of music. 2019 has reaped both GRAMMY® and Billboard Music Award nominations for the current American Music Award winners. The tour also comes on the heels of the box office shattering film I CAN ONLY IMAGINE inspired by frontman Bart Millard’s real-life story behind the beloved MercyMe song.

12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Cris Stone September 18, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

    My mom friends live all over the country so we “get together” online or through video chatting. But we do it daily so does that count?

    • Kelley September 18, 2019 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      YES! I love it! Some of my best friends live far away and we plan trips when we can (lots of us are flying into Nashville next weekend for a girls weekend,) but we plan FaceTime and phone calls regularly in between! There’s something special about having people like that who know you so well and you can still stay connected to from far away!

  2. Brooke September 18, 2019 at 11:24 am - Reply

    I really need to do this more. I haven’t been on a mom’s night in months and when I did it was so much fun. A friend of ours had a Pure Romance party (which I’m clearly too immature to be at lmao) and then we went to a Drag Comedy Show. It was amazing!

    • Kelley September 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Sounds like a fun night! I’ll take any excuse for a moms night out!! lol

  3. Sarah September 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Getting together with mom friends are so important. I was feeling pretty lonely over the past year but recently found a great moms group. We get together at least once a week and have mom’s night once a month. Next month we are even doing a mom’s weekend. I can’t wait. Also I love mercy me, wish I was a little closer to Charlotte.

    • Kelley September 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      I love that you guys plan regular get togethers! And you should totally road trip to Charlotte to come, haha! If not, check out the link in the post for other tour locations and dates! I am so beyond excited to see them live!!!

  4. Courtney September 18, 2019 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I know my mom friends really appreciate adult time!

    • Kelley September 18, 2019 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      Agreed! And it’s not easy to find the time, but it’s so important!

  5. Kate | Life of a Ginger September 19, 2019 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    My friends and I try to get together for a moms’ night out at least once a month, sometimes we can even meet once a week. We really appreciate any kid-free time we can find!

  6. Bejal October 25, 2019 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    We try to get together as often as possible. It doesn’t always work.. but we make it happen

  7. Estela October 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    This would be an awesome night!

  8. JMe Williams October 29, 2019 at 7:51 am - Reply

    We get so busy, it’s so hard sometimes to put the effort into our friends, but I agree that it’s so important!!

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