Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Blessed by my girls

I am so fortunate to have been surrounded by the most fabulous women that have come into my life this year. I must admit, I was in a comfortable slump, happy to be busy mommy to 3 beautiful children and a wife to the most amazing man that I know, but I was friend to a very treasured few, (you know who you are ((t, t, r, and m)) ). That was the sadness in my life. Danno had work friends that he was able to go to lunch with and talk to daily about life and if you know my "talker" husband, debate with. He then began to become active in church and things really began to change for me. Suddenly he had more than just work friends and old high school cronies. He had "NEW" friends, and I didn't. Oooo, did the green eyed monster hurl his ugly head.
So after throwing my own pity party, I decided to do something about it. But, how??
I decided to use my 3 beautiful treasures, my kids, and open myself up to show the "real" me. With those 2 things, hopefully, I could fill the void that I was longing for. I began volunteering and signing up for things, knowing that I was going to not know 1 single person.
I am so thankful that God gave me the courage I needed to show the woman I truly am, and to be comfortable with the fact that some may not find me as their friend so appealing, and that had to be OK.
I am so thankful for the push of 1 new friend, I wish I had her picture to show you. A friendly face amongst the questioning and burning eyes of others. She has been a gift, for she brought so many into my lap through words of encouragement, and I will forever be thankful and indebted to her.
Silly as it may sound, I am thankful for Facebook, for letting me connect with a very special friend from long ago and to reconnect to with many, many others. I can also send a mean piece of Flair, instant message and post fabo SNL sketches with the best of them.
And lastly, thanks to these beautiful, talented, and amazing women pictured. The above 3 are my some of my new girls, who have enriched my life and blessed me beyond belief. They have made me feel so very special and I cannot wait to share many more "martini" nights together giggling.
The picture of the 3 of us below are my girls who didn't leave me as many others have. Calling, emailing or inviting me to things when I no longer lived on their block or could walk across the street and sit on a porch swing and talk. My heart misses those afternoon easy chats. Why do you guys have to work????? just kidding.. Thank you for not leaving me! I would've been very, very lost without your friendship.
As the year of 2008 draws to a close, and we are to reflect and look ahead, I have realized how to be humbled so completely by something I was longing for and to be so completely grateful when it came.

I love you all!!!!


Jess said...

Awwwww, how sweet. Very, very touching post. I'm so excited to have met you and I can't even begin to imagine what we have in store for us in the future!!

You're right, you can Facebook with the best of 'em! You're like the most awesome creeper ever!!!

Seriously, though, I'm blessed to have met you!

The Daniel Family said...

Good for you seeny! It's hard to put yourself out there...don't I congrats on finding those who you need. God has a way of working that out for us, especially when we listen!

Mighty McClure Fam said...

You are so stinkin' awesome!!! Your blog is so great! I love this pic of the 4 of you....soo happy you have found each other! It's very special to be a part of something FUN!! You are a fabulous lady and I'm so glad to know you!

See you next week......

melinda said...

Aww that is so sweet Serena. I am so happy you have found some new friends, you can never have too many friends. I am also so very proud of you for reaching out to find those friends. You go girl!

Anonymous said...

That made me wanna cry!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's so neat how God works...I feel so blessed to have you in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here's to many more happy you!

I'm just sayin' said...

This was a wonderful post! I really think this is an issue that so many women face as we become so concentrated on our family and our role as mom. Way to get out there and do something about it!

Too bad you, Meg, and me don't live closer to each other- I am sure that would be some good times in the making.

Lindie said...

Oh, Serena! My heart is breaking at the moment! While I am so glad that you have found new friends and still stay in touch with some of the old (T, T, M & R),I want to express to you how much you all still mean to my family! I hope that you don't think that in any way we have purposely not kept in touch as often as we should! We ALL miss you and your family and only wish you the best! I truly wish we could have been around to share some of these experiences!