I remembered how alone I felt when I first moved here and let alone, when I became a mom. When my first child was born, I had only lived in this new world for slightly more than a year.
My family and my close friends were halfway across the globe. New friends were made but something was missing.
Due to my constant negativity, I urged my husband that we should move back to Asia.
I struggled. I was not happy here.
I applaud those who can fight the battles of parenting (or mommyhood) without family or friends. As for a defacto social butterfly like me, my bucket of socialization needed to be filled up all the time.
And then, something beautiful emerged out of nowhere in the early Spring of 2013.
I met two amazing and gorgeous moms while nursing my child. (To cut the long story short, yes, I met moms at nursing rooms; we chatted and the rest was history)
Several months after that, I plugged myself into a community of stay-home moms at my church and met more likeminded moms to bury my loneliness in America.
I needed partners whom I rant and share about my parenting struggles with.
I needed someone to mentor me on how to be a godly wife and a God-centered mom.
I needed friends whom I can trust and rely on.
I needed moms who is excited to go on playdates with us.
I needed prayer warriors who will pray for us unceasingly.
It might have taken some time but I found them.
I found these wonderful and godly women that I could do life with.
A few years have passed but solid friendships were built on the cornerstone message “It takes a village to raise a child and we need each other’s support” and I wholeheartedly agree to this. How different will life be if I have not met these moms?
I can’t imagine and I won’t.
I just want to be thankful that the Lord has brought beautiful women (inside out) into my life and I am honored to do life with such friends.
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.