Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Friends

Last night, I had dinner with Beth and Sarah. Shepherd joined us, as Forrest had to work late (poor guy is so stressed out at work, not to mention trying to get the house packed up at night). Anyways... we met for dinner and had a great time talking and laughing, and mainly watching Shepherd spaz out because it was way past his bedtime. At the end of the night, we said our goodbyes, discussing ways to get together. We hung around outside until it was obvious we needed to go . I turned and as I walked away I cried.

You never think you're going to meet such wonderful people online. I've always had the opposite experience. I used to meet guys online and date them. They always ended up being such jerks and so I grew weary of meeting people online. But I got over that, and I'm so glad I did. I've never had friends who would dare to be as honest with you as these two are. to say in the same breath, "I'm so happy for you, but so pissed off that you're leaving." I guess some people would be hurt by that, but it meant so much to me. Because I totally understand that feeling. I'm so happy to be moving home, but so pissed off to leave my friends behind. It's that honesty that makes me love these two.

Anyways, I really didn't want this to turn into some glorious lovefest about my friends, but maybe somehow this will encourage someone out there to take a step to meet someone. To open up and let go of their reservations to make new friends. Too many women out there never step food foot (thanks for the catch, Justin) out of their homes to meet new friends. They spend their lives alone (save for the company of their children, husbands and family) and never experience the true joy that comes with friendships. I know, because I've been there. I've stayed home, holed away, afraid of putting myself out there for fear of being hurt, slowly growing more and more alone. I'm so grateful for the friends I have now, and know that I don't have to go through this motherhood thing alone. So, to my friends.... Thank you. :)

4 comments:

Beth Fish said...

I've been there too, and had been for months before I met you, so thanks for dragging me out of my house. And I'm still happy, and still pissed.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Me three. I know you'll like it better where you are going, but we're going to miss you. You'll just have to come back and visit. A lot.

justin said...

yea, it's a shame more women don't set food out of the house. then i could steal it and eat it.

Chris said...

We'll miss you!!