I've been thinking about my last post... a lot actually. It was a tough week for me. But after talking with friends yesterday and today, I'm feeling a lot better about things.
Today, we met for small group and discussed the "relational wisdom" portion of the study. It was a wonderful discussion, and I had quite a few light bulb moments.
I realized that this is the perfect time for me to be facing the issue of my holding people at a comfortable distance, because now that I recognize what I'm doing, I can fix it. In fact, now that I want to stop doing that, I find myself in the perfect place to go ahead and do it. God has already placed amazing women in my path, right here, right now, that I can reach out to. It never fails to amaze me how much He provides for me, before I even realize I needed what He's already provided!
I do miss my friends from past duty stations, dearly. But I realized this week, that those friendships are not over. (Thanks Ang!) And I do hold those friendships close to my heart. I also realized that if I don't invest in new friendships now, I could truly be missing out on many blessings, and on many chances to be a blessing to others. I now have a fresh perspective. I am really looking forward to growing my friendships with these ladies.
Perhaps, we'll even be lucky enough to get another tour here.
*gasp! Did I just say that?!? =) heh.