Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I'm happy to report that making friends post-parenthood is a lot easier than making them without kids. I finally feel like I fit in! Well kind of. Being a SAHM my only social outlet is church. So I was a little concerned that maybe making friends would be hard and take a long time. Last time we moved to a new place it took well over a year maybe even two before I had friends I actually hung out with. It was rough, but I worked so I had ladies at work I socialized with, so I was fine. But now the only adult interaction I get is from DH. (Not complaining here ladies! I wouldn't trade life with Little Miss for my former life for even a second!) My concern was I was going to feel lonely and not really enjoy this new place if I didn't make friends and fast. Well the good news is I have a little mommy group I am hanging out with now. And it's wonderful! None of them have struggled to have kids, and obviously none have adopted, so we are not really alike in how we became moms, but I'm not going to let IF define me. It has for far too long. I am the one who has allowed it to do so and now I am saying enough! I'm sure some of the moms will think it's strange we have almost 11 years of marriage behind us and we are both in our 30's (DH's almost 40!) and our daughter isn't even 2, but who cares! When you move to a new place you are given the chance to start fresh so that is what I am going to do. IF will always be a part of my life. I am ready for baby #2 but have no clue how or when a second child will come to our family. IF doesn't go away just because I'm a mom. But it isn't the center of my world. That role has been taken over by a fun and sassy little 18 month old! Life is good!