Becoming a new parent often proves exciting, exhausting, exhilarating, scary, and fun all rolled into one. Over eighteen years ago, I sat in the hospital bed studying the features of our firstborn. All eight pounds, five ounces of him glowed with a shine of perfection. I sat there, nearly thirty years old and scared silly. In fact, I recall looking at my newborn and thinking, we can’t take him home. We don’t know what to do with him!
It proved a fleeting moment, thankfully. My husband and I eventually landed at home with our new babe in arms. He’s now eighteen and heading to college. In those early years, however, our church was instrumental. They came alongside us, supporting us as parents, me as a new mom. Their thoughtfulness reached for and touched my heart in lasting ways.
New moms need us, church. It’s an area ripe for ministry. Our words and actions have the power to be the fragrance of Christ during a new mama’s time of transition.
How about it? Shall we keep those new parents in sight and find a way to help them? Below are 10 ways we can help new moms. Perhaps one of these will fit the needs of your church.