For you no-mo’s out there (Non Mormons), visiting teching is a program where women are assigned other women to “visit teach” — aka, you’re there to friendship them, provide for any needs (and those that are over your head, you report to the leadership, and they can help out as needed as well) and do in-home visits every 1-3 months (each month your’e supposed to make contact with your sisters though). It’s an amazing program where each woman actually has other women she can call on for support.
Anyway, I have new ones! I can’t remember the last time I had an actual visit in my home. I vaguely remember one here when we first moved in. Prior to that I know my last one had been when I was pregnant with Conner (in reality, women who seem “fine” tend to have less great visiting teacher than other women… I don’t know if I seem “fine” but I have a huge support base of women who are always willing to help me, I’ve not felt left out at all). My last visiting teacher was great, I knew she was always there for me, but in home visits weren’t really her thing.
Anway, it’s an amazing program when you think of it. As a nurse you always wish someone would be watching over your patients when they’re home. I wish each new mom could have a home visit at about 1-2 weeks postpartum. Visiting teaching brings that to the members of our church, and I know it’s an inspired program.