Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Name: Lucy Silva
Kids: Amelia & Isabel
My husband Matt and I have lived in Derwood for 3 years with our two little girls. While we have lived in the DC area for several years now, Matt is originally from California, and I am an Army brat.
I am an RN, and up until last year when my second baby was born, worked as a recovery room nurse at Georgetown. I absolutely loved it, but with a growing family and my husband pursuing a new career path, I felt like I should take a step back for a time to let things settle out.
That said, as grateful as I am for this transition in our family life, it has not come without serious struggle. My second was born last September and I joined MOPS in November. I found it to be a huge source of encouragement and rest in a time during which I found to be emotionally unsettling, to say the least! Giving up my job (which I really enjoyed!) to come home, while I believed it was the best decision for us, forced me to restructure my week around 2 very unpredictable kiddos (aren't they all!) Coming from a very structured work environment, that was really hard!! MOPS played an important role in getting me through this transition and connecting me with other moms who were going through similar or other equally difficult struggles.
I'm honored to join the Steering Team this year and serve in whatever ways I can. I hope and pray that we can all laugh, be encouraged, and find grace for growth as we journey together down this somewhat bumpy road called parenting!