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07/19/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 6 Comments

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales from a Gypsy Mama gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…



A fish out of water. I feel like I just can’t get settled. You are supposed to feel like you belong when you move back close to the place you grew up. We were not gone for long, but long enough. People get comfortable and you are no longer welcomed into the social circle. Then I choose to stay home when my son is born, but work very infrequently outside the home. I always feel like I am 1-2 steps behind, trying to keep up or catch up with the ever-changing world around me, here at home and in the outside world.

Then, one day, you join a Bible Study. All of these strangers welcome me and make me feel like I belong by welcoming me. We welcome each other. It seems that we have all been the new girl who just wants to feel like we belong. No, we don’t have everything in common, but we welcome each other.

I finally belong with these gals.

Be blessed:)

Five Minute Friday

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Discussion (6 Comments)

  1. I smile at hearing about your new family. We all need community. And you inspire me that you didn’t wait around too long to pursue it!

  2. Glad you found a place where you feel you belong. A small group is often just the right place for that!

  3. What a blessing to find that place… so glad that He brought you in to a community that welcomes you and lets you know that you belong!

  4. The funny thing is – when you move back “home” you always have to start over. Re-establish yourself, find new places to belong, create a new “home”. Keep up the good work. You are right where you belong. Rock on!

  5. happy you feel like you belong, bless you.

  6. Jen,
    So glad you found a group where you are makes such a difference…Happy Friday, and I pray you have a great weekend 🙂

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