Monday, September 12, 2011

Return to Friendship

This morning, I attended a moms' group at my church, and it was really fun! About 80 mothers of young children were there. After the big group time, we broke into smaller groups of about 10, and they asked us why we decided to join. I said my biggest reason was for friendships. I still feel new to my community, and making friends is so much harder when you're home with little ones most of the time. Several of the other moms said the same thing and agreed that motherhood can be isolating at times.

I'm just really excited about what the upcoming year will hold in terms of getting to know some of these women better. I actually already know a few of the women in my small group, and three of us had lunch together this afternoon, which was really nice!

I'm encouraged!

1 comment:

kmrf said...

Been there. I live in a rural area so it was even more isolated. I drove 45 minutes each way to go to a MOPS group. It was worth it. I met some really great ladies, whom I am still friends with 6 years later. But even at a christian group it was hard to break into cliques. The friendliest lady in our group wasn't even a christian, and I found that very sad. She and I are still friends to this day.