Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about my personal struggle to keep fighting in this motherhood marathon. Fighting for my children isn’t always easy, but I’ve learned a few things along the way:

Hope is what gives us the strength to keep fighting…

Hope that God sees…

Hope that God cares…

Hope that God has a plan, and that it’s good…

Hope that God is mighty to save…

Hope that God redeems even our worst mistakes…

Hope Warriors

Over the weekend, I attended the Raising Generations Today conference as a speaker with my Hope for the Weary Mom co-author, Stacey Thacker. We spent some time browsing the vendor tables before dinner Friday night, and as it always does, the jewelry table caught my eye.

Lately, I’ve been drawn to jewelry that has the word “hope” written on it, as if I somehow need a powerful, visible reminder that hope is available to me any time I need it.

This is what I bought:

Be a #HopeWarrior

From Origami Owl, this necklace fits me for several reasons:

  1. It reminds me of my mission in life—to be a Hope Warrior—fighting to hold on to hope in my own life, and bringing hope to weary moms.
  2. They look like dog tags, right? Appropriate for a boymom, but with a sweet little pop of pretty in the middle. My boys love it!
  3. My Praying for Boys book was originally titled Warrior Prayers. I’ve always felt the call to fight for my boys, and it’s always been my heart to cheer you on as you fight for yours.
  4. I know there are mamas reading this who need hope right now. I want you to know that I’m standing in the gap for you, praying for you, fighting for you through my prayers. You’re not in this alone.

Today, I’d like to inspire us all to be Hope Warriors. I want to see a generation of moms stand up and say, “I will be a Hope Warrior, choosing hope even when I can’t feel it, fighting for it with everything I have.”

To encourage us, my new friend Stephanie Mills, an Origami Owl consultant (and the one who sold me this beautiful necklace) has offered to bless one MOB Society reader with one just like it.

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