About a week ago I met a woman at a Catholic Moms' Group; I'll call her M. I was really struck by M, her humor, story-telling and the way she carried herself. I asked for her number (feeling like a creepy guy at a bar), we ran into each other at KMart, we found each other's blogs and Facebook pages and today L and I went to her house to drink yummy chai tea and hang out with her and her twin 4 year old girls.
It was a lot of fun and not as awkward as one might think. (at least it wasn't for me! Maybe the whole time she was hoping we would leave! I hope not.) I hope we can spend more time together after the holidays and get to know each other better. (I feel like such a dorky loser saying all this.)
The truth is, I crave companionship with other Catholic, stay at home moms. I am very fortunate to have a good friend nearby who is a sahm and a lot of fun to be around. And I have a very good friend who is single and a great Catholic woman. The friendships of these two women are priceless in my life, and they are wonderful, astounding ladies. But I have been craving an all-in-one friend, and unless the one friend converts (which I don't think she'll do) or the other gets married and pregnant soon (no pressure) I'm not gonna get it. That's why I asked for M's phone number and recently bribed a another Catholic, mostly-sahm friend in B/N with lots of free food. I want you in my life! To swap stories and ideas about how to raise kids in the Church; to share the joys and frustrations of NFP with someone who completely understands; to have a mom fraternally correct me.
Oh Mother Mary, pray for me!
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