Monday, February 6, 2012

Let the Walls Come Down - New Friendships on the Horizon

I came across this post this past weekend and made me realize that there are so many women out there looking for friendships too and I wasn't alone.  I've kept my friendship circle so small and limited the past few years, but I'm branching out and it feels good.

We don't have any family within 3,000 miles of where we live and even though we attend a large church there are limits on who we can hang out with.  Realizing that was beyond my control, I poured my heart out to God.  In Alaska, I didn't really hang out with my church friends very often but rather with other women in the community.  For some reason, when I moved here to Washington, I kept my circle so small and limited to just those that attended my church.  However, now that is even smaller with limitations and there is too much drama in certain situations to be honest - so I realized that I - me alone - had closed myself in to such a small circle.  I had participated in the past in homeschool events and met many women but I let my own insecurities and walls keep them away.  Well, walls no more - here I am world.....I'm so ready!

I told God the past few days with tears that I wanted friends that wouldn't flip out over some little detail.  Friends that you could work things out with, if the situation ever arose.  Friends that wouldn't go all weird on you for no reason.  Basically, I wanted some good, mature friendships!  Friends that wouldn't try and lead me the wrong way.  Friends that were happy and didn't want to talk about everyone else all the time but rather have some good, old fashioned fun!

God answered my prayer today.  I went to a playground with my daughter and was just going to sulk in the corner playing checkers on my Kindle lol.  Then a lady started talking to me and kept talking.  She was so full of life, excited about being a homekeeper, was a Christian and even thinking of homeschooling.  Our daughters hit it off really well playing together too.  I kept thinking to myself - Wow God, that was fast!  After giving her my information to hook up again and she left, another lady sat down and started talking to me too.  I was thinking how happy I was just to have one new friend, now God sent me another!  Turns out, she has a friend who has daughters my daughter's age and are in a large homeschool group. She is going to give her friend my info and they will call me about the group!

I left there thanking God in my heart for his goodness.  I just kept saying on the drive home, "God is so good!"  God saw my circumstance and chose to answer my prayers and fill my heart with joy.  God is just so good!

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Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you! I've never been very good at making friends and am an introvert. I keep praying for a friend and your post really gives me faith that God will connect me with someone!

Christian Homekeeper said...

Keep praying - I'm so excited that God showed me today he cares about everything about us! :)

Tricia said...

That is AWESOME!! Finding new friends is SO hard, especially the no drama version, lol! Too bad we didn't live closer, I think we would be good friends!
I will pray that these women become good friends to you!


Christian Homekeeper said...

I'm sure we would be, thanks Tricia! :)

Linda said...

Good Job, Beth. We are the light of the world, a world who needs true friends. By the way, I have met so many nice ladies that have added to who I am. We don't always see things the same way, but they had a character that respected where I came from and where I stood. These have been the best people. I just hope my life will add to theirs.


Christian Homekeeper said...

It's Bev, but I've been called Beth before on here and in real life too lol. Thanks Linda! :)

Linda said...

He.He..You can always count on friends to forget your name, especially when they get their own children's names mixed up.


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