I have to back up a little bit to last Thursday night because I had the MOST fun girls night I have probably ever had. The girls from our Sunday School class get together once a month at each other's homes and we have kind of a potluck dinner. Then we all sit in a circle around a table or the living room and Laurie will ask us questions like "What is your favorite restaurant in all the world" or "What did you do on your first date with your husband" or "When was the first time you kissed you husband" and we will all share and we have gotten to know each so well that way and I have laughed so hard I have almost peed my pants and Thursday night I was almost afraid I was going into labor I was laughing so hard.
I know I write a lot about my amazing group of friends and I don't do it to brag about how wonderful I have it. I think it's more of complete AWE that I have been blessed so much. I was lucky to have good friends in high school and college but I have NEVER needed friends like I do in this stage of life.
(I want to add - if your husband won't go to church with you - go anyway. Don't nag him to go. Just go. It may be incredibly hard - but visit Sunday School anyway. And then just pray God works on your husband's heart and that he begins to see a change in you. You never know what God can do............................)
6. (I'm adding this..............) Two more things - if you have just One close friend - that is a blessing! You don't have to have 20 friends. One true friend is a gift!
Also - don't worry about ages - sometimes stage of life is the most important thing - whether you are single, divorced, married, whatever.............. because I'm a late bloomer - a lot of my close friends are 25 or 28. A good 10 years younger than me. And there are women at church I love who are maybe just a few years older than me - but they are almost at the empty nest stage so even though I adore them- it might be hard for us to be close friends in this season. Or maybe you are a young mom (23 or 24) and none of your friends are there yet - don't be afraid to hang out with older women like me who have young babies. I promise we can still be fun! :-)