For our Light the World campaign, the lovely Lynn Muir is sharing how she chose to visit the lonely for Day 9. We love Lynn and her generous heart, and creative blog! You can connect with her on Instagram here, and on her website here. Thank you Lynn!
When I started to think of how my family could accomplish the Light the World challenge for day number nine, visiting the lonely, a few thoughts ran through my mind. I thought of the elderly and the homeless, but near to my heart was the “new mom”. It might seem strange to think that during the excitement of bringing home a baby someone could feel lonely. Along with the excitement can come challenges and emotions we are not always prepared for, sometimes leaving us feeling a little lost in motherhood and unfortunately lonely in our new calling as a mother.
I have had some beautiful visits from family and friends after having a baby that has left lasting impressions on my heart. Fortunately for my family, one of our sweet neighbors had a baby boy last week! We waited until after they had been home a week to ask to come see the baby. Before we went I asked the mom if I could bring her over her favorite drink and a treat. We also gathered up a treat and coloring book for her 3 year old, then set out for our visit.