This week I have experienced two wonderful opportunities to be on both the giving and receiving end of ministry. On Thursday, I had a wonderful afternoon at the park visiting with a mother that I had never met. We talked about the joys and challenges of mothering boys. She shared her experience as a homeschooling mom. I gained valuable insight into that world and reassurance that I am making the best choice for me/us.
Today we attended a new member's class at our church. We spent hours learning a lot about the church and getting to know other members. I really connected to one mother in our group. We encouraged each other and I think we really have the potential to be good friends.
If this sounds weird coming from me...it is! I've said time and time again-I'm not a people person. My inner circle is very small. I'm starting to acknowledge the fact that my friendship issues result from a deeper issue with trust. I am vowing to make a personal effort to stop trusting people and trust God. If I really trust that God will lead me into healthy relationships and out of unhealthy ones, I believe I'll see a difference in my social interactions.