Monday, March 20, 2017

Sound the Alarm- it's Spring!

So, it's Monday again, and I am struggling. The weekend was filled with its usual Witt Family craziness, and I stayed out past my mommy curfew two nights in a row! My behind is dragging today, even more so because I overslept, which I never do! My son sauntered into my bedroom at 7:05 this morning to say, 'Mommy, it's 7 o'clock! It's time to get up for school!' I jumped out of bed in a panic. If our morning schedule is off by just a few minutes, I fear that the rest of the day will be way out of sync.
Everyone made it out the door on time this morning, but I am still dragging behind. My shower was late, which meant that breakfast was late, and then nap time for Baby S was delayed a bit. Mondays are always busy for our family, but I love Mondays because that's the one day of the week that I get to take an hour out of my crazy week and spend some time with my gal pals.

An hour isn't a lot of time, but I need that hour to de-stress, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea at our neighborhood coffee shop (Mean Mug), and some truly honest conversation with my mom friends. We talk about life- our kids, family stuff, faith, and we share hopes, fears, dreams, struggles. We offer support, a warm hug, and a smile, often when I need those things the most. During the week, it's not uncommon for us to send a quick text to check in with one another. It's a small tribe of women who love God, love their families, and value friendship.

For someone like me, who has always had trouble making friends with other gals, to have a circle of female friends is so meaningful. There's zero judgment with these girls, and that's what I love the most. In a world filled with a 'mean girl' mentality, it's refreshing to find women who are real, and are interested in encouragement, helping to serve the community and focused on building relationships.

I know that others struggle the way that I have to find women who you can let your guard down around. If you desire a tribe of your own, I suggest looking for a local moms group in your city or town. Maybe it's a Mother's Morning Out program, a Life Group or community group through your church, or even a local MOPS group. Make the effort to connect with other moms. Friendship will feed and heal your heart, and you'll be building lasting relationships that may help see you through some of life's most trying times.

I'm truly blessed to have some amazing mom friends in my life, and I wish the same for you!

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