October 2015 Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs
Goodbye for Now
Final Thoughts
Goodbye for Now

Newly Released Book
written by
Author Kimberly Chastain

The ABC Book

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Goodbye for Now

I have had the pleasure and joy of visiting your email box monthly and sometimes twice a month for at least 15 years now, maybe longer. When I started Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs my children were 4 and 1. Now, my “babies” are 21 and about to be 18. Wow has time flown by.

When I started the CWM website there were no resources for CWMs. In fact, when I would google CWM nothing would come up in the search engine. There were plenty of websites encouraging Christian Moms to stay home with their children and lots of guilt heaped on you if you worked outside of the home. I often felt alone and that no one was speaking for CWMs. That is when the website was born. Now there are numerous websites encouraging and supporting CWMs.

For now I have decided I will no longer be writing the monthly email newsletters. You can find past newsletters here: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/newsletters/archives.htm. God has raised up more women to speak encouragement and bring their insights to the discussion.

I will always be thankful for the sisters in Christ I have met “virtually”. I can’t wait to meet you one day in heaven as we worship our Savior together. Please know my biggest desire has been to point you to Christ and to His strength for our daily lives. Every load of laundry, diapers changed, tears wiped away, broken hearts mended, baths given, cold suppers you have eaten, and many more things are acts of worship. When we serve our family we serve God. God alone decided you would be the Mom for your children. One of the blessed things I have learned as a Mom is that as our children grow, we grow as parents as well. Be willing to share your knowledge as a Mom to younger Moms. Let them know that one day you will sleep through the night again and even be able to go to the bathroom by yourself. As Christian Moms in Christ we are stronger when we are together. Satan loves pitting stay at home Moms against working Moms and at times he is quite successful. Let’s resolve that as far as we are concerned we will encourage all Moms and lift them up in prayers. We need to be prayer warriors for all of God’s children (young and old).

Thanks for letting me visit your inbox all of these years. There are several resources for you as a Mom at www.christianworkingmom.com.

Final Thoughts

I am now one of those “old” Moms who say you blink and your children have grown up on you. I also vividly remember the days where I couldn’t wait for them to be able to go to the potty by themselves and thought it would never come. Enjoy each stage of your children’s lives. They both have their own unique joys and challenges. God is faithful in every detail of all our lives. Goodbye for Now. Love you my sisters in Christ.

Till next time,

Kimberly M. Chastain

Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of The Voices of Christian Working Moms, 2 ebooks and an online Bible study. To find out how to receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm. To find out more about her books go to www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.