Thursday, March 05, 2009


It always seems to take awhile to make new friends when you move somewhere new (I'm sure I've said that before). Our first 6 months here was rather eventful with kidney stones, a new baby and winter (not being used to winter any longer I didn't want to venture out much). I'd joined two homeschool groups hoping I'd make some friends through those but the groups are quite a bit different than what I'm used to and it just wasn't happening that we were meeting people. I did meet one lady at a meeting back in September but I felt like she was the only one. Now, I do have our church family, but being that they're all over 1/2 hour away it makes it rather difficult to get together. I also had a friend through Zach's work, but again she lives about 1/2 hour away! So I was beginning to wonder why we'd moved down here! Sure, I have our neighbors and they're friendly but we just don't have a lot in common with them.

But over the past month and a half I've been meeting more and more people. I don't even remember if I mentioned the Mary Kay lady? I felt like she and I were kindred spirits. It was wonderful to meet somebody so down-to-earth and like-minded. Also back in January I met Sadie through our mutual friend. She lives 'away' too but will soon be moving closer to us! And I met a lady at the Valentine's party and we'd gotten together for a playdate.

The other night I went to a meeting with Sadie. I honestly didn't even know what I was going to, I just wanted to get out and I hadn't' been out with other homeschoolers for a long time! I met her at her friend's house where another lady also met us. So, two more people I met. Turns out the meeting was for a co-op that an ambitious woman wants to start. She has a 2 year old! I am not sure I want to join a co-op next year, especially when I'll be teaching all 3 older kids! But it was nice to meet other women. Sadie and I talked yesterday about beginning our own little 'group'. It sure sounds wonderful. I miss 'park' days and Mom's Nights Out! I miss a small group atmosphere where you can get to know people. I miss people who are real and genuine. As you know from reading my blog I try to be honest. I don't try to portray that I have it all together because I certainly don't! I am human, I am who I am. I have a hard enough time with my faults that i don't want to 'hang out' with those who may be 'holier than thou' (do you know that I've been accused of such a thing???).

Anyway, I've strayed from my point. Figures. I'm so thankful that the Lord has been putting more women in my life. Like-minded women. I hope to have many life-lasting friendships that will form here in Iowa, no matter where the military may take us. So to those of you here in I-O-Wa I am blessed by your new friendships!


Kim said...

Thats wonderful you're making friends. I know it can get so lonely when you don't have anyone to talk to. It's always nice to have an adult conversation and another woman to talk to and relate to.

DDK23 said...

I feel for you. I am going through the same thing here....well not the same I am at least near family so that makes it much easier. However it's hard to have the time it takes to cultivate good friendships. I am glad God has answered your prayers!

Darlene said...

Perhaps God has placed you in Iowa for other reasons other than meeting new friends. Perhaps I should order you that Experiencing God book as I have been learning so from. Makes you think alot and see where I am right on and where I fall short. I also see how much I know that I was not aware of. I know it is important to have friends, they are treasured. So keep striving to make friends and also see what God has for you other than just friends. He has so much more for us that we just don't see. MOM