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Friends

10th January 2008

Friends

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**Beware, sappy post to follow

One of the hardest things about moving is making new friends. You know when you move you eventually find another supermarket that you like. You seek out another cute coffee shop to call your own. You find the park with the best slides AND swings too. You learn which library has the best children’s section. But friends, well, friends take a bit more work and a lot more time.

I just finished reading an email from a friend in New Zealand and I almost wanted to cry when I was finished. We both have two daughters. Our two oldest daughters are only three weeks apart and our two younger daughters are about four weeks apart. We would get together as often as we could to play and talk and catch up, but we lived about 20 minutes apart and were involved in our own commitments so didn’t find times as often as we wished.

But those snatches of time that we found were special.  We talked about the kids, wondering how to manage a particular behavioural problem or deal with potty training issues. We talked of spiritual things and about marriage and just life. She is a good friend.

Now we live in a different countries and the girls won’t be playing in the garden out the back anymore.  Almost daily I pray for friends - for myself, for my daughters. For children it’s a little bit easier, particularly at this young age. They just want someone to play princesses with. Someone to chase in the grass.

I want someone that I can confide in, ask advice from, just talk to. My husband is my very best friend and I can do all these things with him, but you know how it is. Women are just different kinds of friends.

In the meantime, while I wait to find another special friend, I’ll remember those times. And I’ll pray, knowing that God is my everything.

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  1. 1 On January 11th, 2008, jen said:

    praying you find someone special soon

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