Warning: This post may start a little down, but I promise it’ll cheer up at the end!
I got pregnant with Alea the summer before my sophomore year in college. It was a hard time (goodness, that’s a whole other post in and of itself), but I had an amazing boyfriend to support me and friends that stood strong right by my side. Unfortunately, all but one of those friends didn’t last too long. As my pregnancy progressed it seemed I lost more and more friends. Honestly, I don’t think it was because my pregnancy hormones were ranging, it was because my life was moving in a different direction as theirs was. I was no longer able to go to parties with them. All I wanted to do was sleep and relax. I always suggested a movie night, but really what sophomore in college is going to skip the big party Friday night to hang out with their pregnant friend. Amiright?
It truly opened my eyes because, really, that was the time I needed them the most. Without all the added craziness of college, I threw myself into my school work and almost pulled off straight A’s. I’m still a little bitter at my Psych teacher for that B 😉 But I worked my tail off not only in school, but also on myself. Things were really changing for me and quality became drastically more important than quantity.
Towards the end of my pregnancy I reconnected with Bobbi, one of my friends from high school and through her I reconnected with another friend, Alyssa. Let me just say, I’m eternally grateful for these girls. They love my daughter as if she were their own. They check up on me and make sure I’m not going completely insane with school and motherhood. They stick by me… and for that I am so thankful.
But the thing is, I miss these girls. A lot. Alyssa just recently moved to San Diego and Bobbi’s stationed in Louisiana. That’s a little far for my taste, I’d say. It’s so hard when the two friends that understand and love you the most are thousands of miles away.
I guess what I’m just trying to say is, I miss you girls. Lets save up our pennies and meet somewhere in the middle?
If you have something fun & friendly to link up, then you better link-up with Lena and I!