Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Girlfriends

I went to a new women's group tonight. It is an open group through my church with a wide range of women from unmarried college students to married with multiple kids. In personality and backgrounds we varied from one extreme to another. I was a little intimidated as it was my first time and this group has been going on for awhile. I know a few of the girls from other groups but none well. It started off with an icebreaker of what our favorite underwear is. If that doesn't break the ice I don't know what will. It was fun though and after that you feel like you can talk about just about anything.

I needed that so badly. I do meet another group of women from the church for lunch every other week and that is good but something about tonight was just special. I met another Mom who has a daughter in the same class at daycare as Bear. We had very similar complaints. There were also several stay at home Moms who share very similar pasts with me that I just instantly clicked with. We stood outside and shivered and talked and talked.

I came home with a huge smile for the first time in a long time. I really hope I can become better friends with these girls. I think its important to stay plugged in and have a support network whether you work or stay home. Its such a great stress reliever.

7 comments:

Mommy of 3 Crazies said...

Nothing is better than having a great group of girlfriends. I have a few girls I'm really close with and it just makes my day. I wish we had a group like this at our church!

abrightfuture said...

I'm so glad you found this group!!!

I left a wonderful group of girlfriends when we moved from RI and am struggling to find even one new one. Finding a church I really like would probably be a good first step, but that is proving difficult, too.

Glad you had a good time last night!!!

Cee said...

oh my goodness- that's such a funny icebreaker! I miss the comradery of a group of girl friends so badly, that's great that you branched out and made some connections and frienships!

thediaperdiaries said...

I am telling you when you are home full time having other mommy friend is a lifesaver. So glad you found that group1

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Good for you! When you stay at home, it can be very isolating . . . I'm jealous you found some peeps!

stacey said...

they are a great thing to have in your life!!

Don Mills Diva said...

So happy for you that you found these ladies - it really does make all the difference in the world to have women friends you can talk to...