This week, I knew I wanted to share how I made my mom friends… Rhode Island New Moms Connection. But, my real message is: find a group. It is how I found my tribe. The village that helps me raise the family.
When I was pregnant, I found a group that was meeting and asked a friend (who was also pregnant) to join with me. She hesitated, and decided not to. I already felt alone… and now felt stuck. But, I went hunting for my place, and this friend and I… we are not friends anymore, which I miss. I know much of it has to do with the fact that she had a lot of established friendships here, where I did not.
But I digress.
What I really mean, is that with parenthood, things will change. Friends will change. Not all. Not even for everyone. But for many, and especially for me.
But we all belong somewhere.
I am incredibly thankful that I found that somewhere. I love the women who run the groups, who have become friends, confidants, and my biggest supporters. Through groups, I’ve met best friends, a mentor (and great friend), a wonderful group with so much diversity in life, parenting and relationships that I find myself growing every day. I love that we meet with the kids, babysit for each other, and love to meet up for a drink without the young, too.
Sometimes it is scary to take that leap- to go into the unknown. To join a group, in a new place, that we’re not sure will accept us. But I promise you, there are always open arms. There will always be a friend.
So, tell me about a friend of yours. How did you find your tribe? Link-up your post below.