MOPS will forever be my passion. February 2020 will make 9 years that I have been involved with MOPS in some way or another. When I first started I just joined the meeting to have something to do for me as a mother and with my kiddo. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and it is a place you can go when your kid is a kindergartner or younger. A little while later I joined the leadership team and became a table leader... the following year, I became the co-coordinator of the group. I did that for a year before I had to step down for medical reasons.
Just because I stepped down, doesn't mean my journey with MOPS ended. The area volunteer for our state Rebecca, interviewed me to become a coach with MOPS. Shortly after that interview, I interviewed with an amazing woman who worked at MOPS International. And shortly after that, I became a coach.
My journey as a MOPS Volunteer has been incredible. The friendships I have made because of volunteering have been even more incredible. I started as a coach and then became a community coach. I stepped away from that and became a volunteer called Ministry Support. Basically I do a lot of social media things and I create our events when we host them. Being a Ministry Support is my passion. I love it. In addition to just being a Ministry Support for Washington State, I am a moderator for the MOPS coordinators group on Facebook. There are just over 3,000 ladies in the group. All of them are coordinators for their group. I monitor the group with 2 amazing and wonderful MOPS Staff members. I verify ladies at the end of each year and approve ladies and posts on the group. Next week I will begin to start interacting more with the ladies, but teaching them things they might not know.
This journey has been my passion and always will. I tell EVERYONE I know about MOPS. It helped me out at a time where I felt lost as a mother. It showed me that there is so much more to motherhood. I am so thankful for MOPS and everyone I have met along the way. I hope to continue to Volunteer forever. It is truly a blessing.