Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Past Weekend

This past weekend we had the pleasure of going to Knoxville for a long weekend. It was a whirlwind of fun and sweet times. However, spending time in familiar settings with friends and family has brought back all my homesickness that I thought I had worked through. I have been a little melancholoy (except for Sunday night when I was on an ebay high) since we have returned. It just seems when we come in to Ktown it is so easy to slip back into the familiar groove and forget about this other life I am living in another city!
This has been a little of a hard week getting back in the swing of things here. I have cherished the unbusiness of life in Nashville but being in Knoxville reminded me of all the fun with friends and family that I am missing out on. I know friends will come here as we get plugged in, I just wish the pull to the familiar was not so hard!

In good news, I have joined a women's small group that meets Tuesday morning. This is the second Tuesday I have gone. It will take time for relationships to develop but I feel the potential is there with a few. It is funny how God connects you to people. HJ is in swim lessons on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. One of those days a few weeks ago, I got to talking to another of the Moms. Come to find out she is from good ole Knoxville and we know a lot of the same people! She and her husband even went to the same church we went to for awhile before moving to a smaller church. She has 3 boys: 5, 3, and 2. She told me about this group that was starting at her house and invited me to come. We are studying Becoming A Woman of Excellence. I have enjoyed the book so far and really look forward to getting to know some other young Moms.


Jennifer said...

I remember how hard it was trying to fit in everytime Shae and I moved. You are stronger than me, Christy. The depression and anxiety from being away from people I knew and loved was too much. Hang in there, God is good.

The Davis Family said...

I'm so glad that you have found a Bible study and a place to try and get connected. I know that God is truly going to bless you in so many different ways during this time. Although I can't say that I wish I could have seen you longer on Sunday...I miss the ease of having you guys close!