VALERIE: ON BEING FLEXIBLE + CHANGING THE TONE WITH YOUR MOM FRIENDS + SUPPORTING ADOPTION WITHOUT ADOPTING
I’ve already learned so much from Valerie Woerner, even before this conversation. As the author of my new favorite mom-book, “Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday,” her voice has been encouraging and convicting me each morning in my reading. This week, Val and I talk being flexible and releasing control, the f word (fear), the tendency to complain with other moms, how to infuse hope and encouragement into your friendships, playing a part in adoption without adopting, prayer, and the more important things in life (namely, dance shows and crime podcasts and the like). It’s a good one, friends.
• The intro song, The Source, is brought to you by one of the best new worship bands out there, The Evidence. Yes, the frontman is my (talented, brilliant, adorable, Jesus-loving) cousin. No, that's not why I love them.
• Val dropped The Archibald Project in our conversation. Follow them for beautiful, inspiring, and well-rounded perspectives on adoption, foster care, and orphan care.
• Val Marie Paper is your source for the most beautiful and functional prayer journals. These journals are just a tool, but I’ve found them to be a tool that’s infused joy, direction, and accountability into my prayer life. Check out Val’s adoption journal if you’re walking through the adoption process.