I am by nature someone who doesn't mind being alone. In fact, it actually recharges me to be alone. I really don't mind being home all day and I don't often venture to plan activities with friends. That's not to say that I don't like my friends, because I really do; I just mean that I am perfectly fine doing things by myself. However...while I enjoy being a stay at home mom, recently, the days have become slightly monotonous. I started to feel like I needed to make myself get out of the house and meet more people, which is a huge difference for me. So I signed up for a Tuesday morning women's Bible study at church. I only knew one person who was going (Anne), but I thought it would be really good for me.
Yesterday was the first meeting...I was actually kind of frazzled because I left my house late, it was raining, and I had to haul baby (18lbs) diaper bag (2 lbs), purse (2lbs), Bible (3 lbs), and water bottle (1 lb) into church by myself. I felt a bit like a pack horse. Thankfully, Anne arrived at the same time, so she helped me open doors and stuff. When we got down to the actual meeting, there were about 75 women and I discovered that three women from my community group were also there, so it was really nice to see some more familiar faces. We all had to go around and introduce ourselves in front of that whole group and of course, I sat at the first table. Not my comfort zone to stand up in front of that many people, but as my friend Sherri commented, "Baptism by fire!" Anyway, it was really nice. The women were very friendly and welcoming, and you can tell that everyone really enjoys going because most of them have been coming for several years. Next week, we get broken down into small groups, so I'm sure I will get to meet more people then. I'm really glad I went, because it was encouraging to be around other women and have adult conversation. Of course, I'll be out of commission in February, but oh well! I'll enjoy it until then!
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