Meeting Review: “Embrace Your Story – Giftedness”

We hope you enjoyed the MOPS meeting on Oct 9. Thanks to Kristina and Yvonne’s Radiant Reds, and Kelly’s Vivacious Violets for providing the brunch! It was so abundant and delicious, we had to add a few new recipes on our Pinterest boards. We gave away some yummy door prize items, too –  a free Papa John’s pizza and vouchers for snacks from McDonald’s and Chick-Fil-A.

Mentor Moment

This meeting was all about giftedness. Mentor Mom Donna started the meeting with Proverbs 2:2-3. She shared that Solomon was asked specifically by God to request anything he wanted. He chose wisdom, because he knew that with wisdom everything else in life would come.

Operation Christmas Child

Next, Sara M. showed a video from Samaritan’s Purse about Operation Christmas Child.  Free boxes are available at our MOPS meetings. Sara invited every member to take a box to fill for a child this year. Sara displayed a sample gift box for a 10-14 year old boy, the group that receives the least gifts.

Then, she shared the great news that We Make Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has donated supplies for our boxes this year! (Check out this awesome stash of toothbrushes and toothpaste!)

Guest Speaker – Pat

Our guest speaker for this meeting was our former Mentor Mom Pat, who spoke about gifted children. Pat shared common misconceptions about giftedness, various types of giftedness, and how to recognize giftedness in your child.

A Gift for Moms

Also, each mom received a “gift” from MOPS – a bookmark featuring this image from the Growing a Jeweled Rose blog.

Whatchildrenneedmost_bookmark

Our Next Meeting – Oct 23

Our next meeting is on Oct 23. The topic is “A Beautiful Mess – Caught Up in the Business of Life?” Lara’s Outrageous Oranges and Laura’s Glamorous Golds have brunch/cleanup duty.

 

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