Making new friends does not always come easy. When you do meet someone that you instantly know you'll be great friends...isn't that the best feeling. I am experiencing that now. We have new neighbors and from what it seems we have a lot in common. Our children are the same ages and we both stay at home with our kids. It's so nice to have someone close by that you can chat with whenever you wish.
I have found that being a Mom and meeting other Moms is usually a pretty easy task. Sometimes when I meet other Moms I feel as if they already have their friendships and are not looking to make new friends. So, I am just so happy I have someone a few houses down whom I have a feeling we will become great friends.
My husband and I chose to move to SC about 9 years ago. We lived in NJ and were both working in New York City. It was a crazy, busy lifestyle and we needed a change. South Carolina brought that change and we absolutely love it. We have no regrets at all. We do miss our family and friends back home. Some friends have made the trip down and we are so grateful for their visits. We usually are the ones making the trip to see our family and therefore we see our friends. Isn't it weird though how sometimes even the closest of friends drift apart. It is heartbreaking when this occurs but I feel like there are times in our lives that bring upon change.
I've been thinking about a friend of mine lately with whom I lost touch. I don't know what happened to our friendship but we only speak maybe once a year now. I believe everyone needs friends in their lives, but especially Moms. I do not second guess my decision to stay home with my children, but it does become lonely. There will be days when the only person I spoke to was my 2 year old....not the best conversationalist, but she certainly tries =)
I enjoy watching my girls with their friends and seeing them building memories together. I hope that they build really strong relationships with people in their lives. Some of my best childhood memories are with my girlfriends. One of my many wishes is that my daughters get to experience that same bond. There is nothing better than the voice of a best friend.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ~ Author Unknown
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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