Friday, July 23, 2010
Recently our mothers group has started catching up at our abodes rather than bracing ourselves outside coffee shops. I had not seen all the lovely ladies and bubs for a few weeks and so it was so lovely having a bunch of us at my house. It was cold wet and raining outside, but the fire made the house all toasty and there was a great feeling of merriment seeing all the bubs together playing on the floor. Lots of tea and brewed coffee and yummy stuff to eat.
Such a great bunch of women I have to say. Being a Doctor I have to be honest I felt hesitant and self conscious at first. But I guess this is entwined with me actually accepting that yes I am a mother now . I get so much from their friendliness and acceptance.
Reflecting back of my time here on the coast I have at many times felt very lonely. Working full time, then feeling overwhelmed purshasing a derelict house that really was knock down needing so much time and money for it to be liveable. Over committed financially. I guess I am quite house proud and put pressure on us to get things done. This made me stressed and not much time to explore opportunities locally. How I ever fell pregnant during this time is a wonder. Too skinny, drinking too much, eating badly.
Now we are moving and feel very sad that we will not be close by to these lovely women and their children. I do hope we can keep in touch and have some reunion over the years. Would be special for our little man I am sure.
We have plans of moving to the Southern Highlands to be close to Marty's parents for awhile. I am forever moving and this does make it hard to have a sense of community. But who knows what is around the corner?