Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blessing out of the blue!

Blessing come from out of blue sometimes and when we least expect.  A few of the blessings  I have received, by the grace of God, are heart warming, exciting, and very fun.  When we were transferred to NY we new there would be some hesitation in accepting a fracing family due to the resistance to it in NY.  I didn't have high hopes of being accepted by other Christian moms, Church families, and neighbors.  In Tx I met a couple moms that I connected with but we has such different lives that we never really had the opportunity to get together. When we did they seemed to be few and too far in between. Sometimes I felt alone and secluded with Joey being out of town all the time. I also felt guilty that, most of the time, it was just Mitchell and I and that I just didn't fit in with other groups of moms.  When we got to NY I started Mitchell in Preschool at a local church, joined 3, yes 3, MOPs groups, and found a church.  The first weeks of preschool I didn't meet any of the moms but had seen one of the moms at a MOPs group 30 minutes away. She (AM) seemed a little shy and I, not knowing people, was a little shy to talk to her. At a local MOPs group I met a few other moms and one seemed to be a little crazy, ok a little more than crazy, like me. We got to talking and realized our boys went to the same school! I was invited to go with some of the other moms to go to Dunkin Doughnuts and the salvation army (yes things like that excite me, especially when it's girl time) on wednesdays while the kids are in school and also met some other moms.  I quickly became friends with DW. She and I were talking about the mom that seemed a little shy and we decided we were going to personally invite her to the local MOPs group.  So I got to looking and found her on FB and messaged her.  Sometimes I have all the confidence in the world if I am not face to face. The next day was Wednesday, SalVal (as DW Calls it) and Dunkin D. We saw AM and brought her big guy in to school so she could stay in the car with her 2 little ones. She had things to do that morning so it was just DW and I for Dunkin D. When we were walking out of the school DW introduced me to another Momma, AB.  All 3 mommas are SUPER sweet and fun to talk to.  Always LOTS of laughing and silliness.  Today was trick-or-treating at a local shopping center and I invited DW.  She brought her boys and they had a BLAST. DW and I did also! Mitchell took his friend to all the stores and showed him where to get the candy and it was so sweet.  I am very proud his loving gentleness and hope he never looses the love he has for others.  After trick-or-treating the boys went with their dads, and DW and I went to a craft fair. ALONE! That's right NO KIDS.  I love my son but sometimes need chick time, as we all do sometimes! We were at the craft fair for the last hour and saw AZ there when we first walked in. I also saw another friend and her older daughter. I bought an apron (will post pics soon) The girls just KNEW i was going to buy it, even before I did.  We had so much fun just looking at the apron. We closed the craft fair down, and headed to the parking lot, DW and I were going to get our nails done.  All 3 of us ended up hanging out in the parking lot for almost 2 hours.  We had so much fun just talking.  JOey teased me about us hiding from the kids.  It was so nice to do something with another momma and enjoy good company and fellowship.  Blessings really do come where less expected.  Today I had a great time and realized on the way home that it was only by the grace of God that we were brought together as friends. Between the 3 of us there are 6 boys, 4, 4, 3, 2, 4mo, and 3mo. We are all either stay at home or work at home momma's.  I love that we can talk about girl things, church, the kids, positive things, and laugh and have a good time while doing it. It's been so long since I have had connections and friends like this and, for the first time in my married life, realized what it really means to have girl time. 

So now I sit here in the bed while Mitchell draws on a storage tub with chalk writting this blog. This may seem like something so simple for some but it's a big deal.  I was really worried about sitting in my house all winter with no friends and no one to connect with.  Now I look forward to winter. I look forward to play dates. and I look forward to Wednesdays. I look forward to all this because God Blessed me!!! 

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