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.