On July 11, 2012 I wrote the following in my journal (four months after arriving in my new home):
Oh how I long for friends, but fear being vulnerable. Having a toddler certainly makes it harder to meet people and develop relationships. Of course, I have no regrets about being a stay at home mom, nor do I harbor an ounce of bitterness toward my baby, because being a mom is one of my greatest joys. It is a gift and a blessing! Yet, I long for friendships. I’m lonely.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. ~Romans 5:6
Pull me out of my fatness and need for comfort and ease. Give me eyes to see Your will.
I was so tired of waiting for 5 o’clock to get here so I’d have another adult to talk to. I was so tired of wondering if we’d ever have friends. I was so tired of going to the park by myself. I was so tired of waiting on the Lord to supply friendships and fellowship in one of the most un-churched towns in Colorado. I was so tired and so lonely.
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- Transitioning from Stay-at-Home Wife to Stay-at-Home Mom
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