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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Refreshing

At home this week, things have been difficult. For some reason, my girls have been in some bad moods and having some behavior issues. We are surviving though. And I wouldn't trade it for anything. I've actually spent this evening praying and pondering some things I can do differently to maybe help them behave differently.

In the midst of these hard days, I've had some refreshing evenings.

Monday night I "rejoined" my Ladies' Group. We call us the Ladies' Group (LG) because no other definition fits. We do a little Bible Study, a little support, a lot of praying for each other, some eating, and so on and so forth. I'm just overjoyed that I'm able to be a part of the group again. I've been absent for a few years due to babies and my sweet husband's work schedule. But I'm back now, baby!

So I got to start the week with a great night with some great women. I've been struggling lately with "friend" issues. It is so hard to find where I fit in - being a SAHM makes it hard to make friends and I don't always feel like I fit in with the friends I do have simply because we are in different places in our lives, even though I love them all dearly and know we will always be there for each other. And really, it is just hard for me to make time for anyone other than my hubby and my babies. Taking care of them and our home doesn't leave much time for me to spend with friends. But I've decided that I need to do more things for myself because I know it will make me a better woman, wife and mother. So this is a true blessing to be back in the LG.

I'm sorry I don't have a picture of our group. In fact, I have no pictures for you tonight, it just isn't going to happen today.

Then last night I was able to have dinner with my oldest friend. I can honestly say we laughed from the moment we sat down until we got into our separate vehicles. It is truly refreshing being with someone who knows YOU.

And tonight... like I said, I've been working on some things I can change to help the atmosphere around our home. And I also started reading our LG book Crazy Love.

I'm already addicted and had to make myself put it down. I'm pretty sure I would have read the entire book tonight. I'm excited to see where this book takes me. Have you read it? 

Now that I'm feeling refreshed and ready to face tomorrow, I think I'll go to bed. Good night and have a great Thursday.

Love.

5 comments:

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

Jenn I so understand what you are saying, when my babies were small, I had a LG and it was a group of women that are still my friends, when babies are small it is your life and there is not much for anything else, BUT in saying that my dear friend Ann May taught me to take Linda time and frined time so I oculd recharge me, then I actually had the engery to be the mother I needed to be, I am so glad you can do LG again, you know any time you need me I will do what I can to help you have some girlfriend time:) I love you so much andyou are a wonderful mother and wife:) you are a answered prayer in my life!!

AJAH said...

Jenn, I'm so happy you are back in LG>..I mean, we've just missed you something terrible!!! I love you!

Heather Bug said...

YAY for you being back in our Ladies' Group and YAY for Crazy Love!! Isn't it good?! I just love it!! Your blog is so cute! I have been praying for you on my walks. I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!!!

High Maintenance Mama said...

Ummmmm, HELLO... you will ALWAYS "fit in" with me!!! ;) I'm basically a stay at home/ working mom... not sure I exactly "fit in" either, ha!! Love you!!!!

Alex and Jill said...

I can't wait to be back at LG!! I had started the book before I knew that I would be able to start coming again and it is really good.

See you Monday night!!