I’ve never been one to have girl friends.
For the majority of my life I can look back and see really great guy friends, with the sporadic girl friend thrown in. I didn’t really hang out with girls until I got to college… to be honest. And even then I was probably friends with more guys than girls.
Now that I’m living in Virginia, I do know a lot of other women. Most of them are from church, and most of them are my Mom’s friends first. Which is fine – my Mama is a pretty fun person – but I’ve yet to find people I can just call up and hang out with. Or some one who wants to drag their butt to the gym with me at o’dark:30 in the morning.
Yesterday I said to my husband “My blog friends are like my real friends but online… look! Girl friends!” He just laughed at me.
This whole pregnancy has been rather laid back. Sure, there is plenty of drama and whining (I’m a girl, I’m allowed!) but I was really struck yesterday as I read your comments on my most recent blog.
I don’t have the real life support group that I wish I did. I have people in real life who love and support me. But I love my online support group as well. You all are the women in my life that I turn to when I need guidance, ideas, support, and encouragement – and you are all doing a mighty fine job!
So thank you.
I know I have been a lousy commenter myself. And I apologize for that. Know that as soon as I am done with this teaching job (19 more days!!! of which only 12 are school days!), I will be back to reading and commenting and being a part of your support group too.