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08/09/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 7 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…


When you relocate, it can be hard. I miss my friends. I miss the community I was a part of. It feels like it will never get better. Years go by without making new friends and not feeling like I belong or something is wrong with me. I had no issues finding community, so what is wrong with me?

I became a mom. Oddly enough, that felt more lonely. I was in constant company with this new little man, but I still was missing conversations with adults. Being lonely was scary for me.

I think that I should have done better. I should have done more than ask God for friends~~ I should have asked Him what He wants from me. What do You want me to learn? How could I have grown if I sought after Him and used this time of loneliness? He was always there. He is still here and I treasure community and friends more now than I did.

Be blessed:)

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Discussion (7 Comments)

  1. Glad to “meet” you through FMF. Great post!

  2. This is so true – and I had never considered what you said about asking God what He wants from ME in this time of loneliness. Loneliness is a constant for me – I think it can be the ugly twin to introversion – and you’ve given me a new perspective. Thank you, and blessings to you.

    Visiting from Five Minute Friday!

    • Thank you for stopping by! I am grateful you did and glad you were able to receive a new perspective.

    • So glad you stopped by!

  3. It takes me a long time to make friends because my personality wants to go deep and I hate the chit chat small talk it takes to get there and having kids makes the time it takes to make those kinds of friendships really difficult. I am thankful for some long invested friendships that took years to blossom and for the season I’m in now where some of my ‘friends’ I’ve never even met in real life. 😉 There are so many seasons of community and I think you’re so right about asking God what he’s doing in the one you’re in at the time.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by. It is weird to have friends that you have never met in real life.

  4. by Mich

    I like your post,I’m having a hard time to making friends because I’m very quiet but I know with God’s help I can surpass this
    hope you can visit my site Five Minute Friday

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