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Coffee Fueled Motherhood
Today’s motherhood story comes from my church friend, Lynda Jordan. Lynda and I met through the ministry of our favorite local coffee shop, Bare Bulb Coffee. I met Lynda as she was parenting a teenager and have been so grateful to watch and learn from someone one step ahead of me in the parenting journey. I am more grateful that Lynda and her teenage daughter have been mentors to my own daughter as she crosses the road from girl to young woman, since I couldn’t ask for better examples for my girl to follow. I had the pleasure of not only knowing Lynda as a friend, but of serving her and her daughter in my job as a barista at Bare Bulb when they would come in for their weekly Mom/Daughter book study. If you want to know the true character of someone, serve them in a minimum wage position. I can tell you from experience that Lynda and her daughter are true gems. What I didn’t know on those mornings we shared together was just how important a Mom and daughter coffee date could be. How listening and hearing each other in a neutral third space could transform a relationship as delicate and changing as a teenage girl’s with her Mom. So dear readers, especially those of you with teenage daughters, I share with you the words and wisdom of Lynda.After serving as a missionary in Taiwan and teaching Christian education in churches, Lynda is a now homeschool mom to one of the smartest, most compassionate and passionate young women you will meet. Together they spend countless hours volunteering with at risk preschoolers and doing all kinds of good for the people in their community. She is too modest to write her own byline, which makes her even more of a saint, in the truest sense of the word.]]>
3 thoughts on “Coffee Fueled Motherhood”
Beautiful. I love this idea and a mom I admire greatly does the same thing. What a way to give your child attention and make them feel like you really cherish sitting and listening to what they have to say!
Love this. Some of my favorite memories of spending time with my mom took place over a cup of coffee.