Recently, I’ve gotten news that some dear friends of mine are moving away. Although we’re not in touch all the time, there’s just something heart wrenching about knowing that there won’t be the option to get together with them anymore. Over the past few years, it has been especially hard since some have had young children my son’s age and he’s beginning to build friendships on his own.
While it has made me sad, it has also motivated me to be an intentional friend. Everyone is busy and it’s very easy to get caught up in your own life. As stay at home mom, I can be so busy taking care of my children, husband and household, I forget to reach out to others. Yes, I’m busy – just like everyone else – but I’ve realized that taking time out for friends is essential. It keeps those relationships growing and fresh.
I’m a very friendly person with an extroverted nature and “mommin'” definitely has it’s hard and lonely moments. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful for social media and texting – Thank you Jesus 🙏🏾 – but nothing can replace laughing with a friend face to face or a hug. That is a whole other blog in itself for the future.
In the meantime, I’ve been making an effort to see friends for tea (coffee messes with me) or a meal or play dates. Life is short and nothing is guaranteed. I want to build on the friendships I have while the opportunity is still available. There’s nothing like spending time with friends you care about and building those relationships face to face.