It’s Been 6 Months

Well we have officially been in Indy for 6 months (I can officially call it Indy because I am now a Hoosier). Since making the transition from our old role at SV to a new role at ECG it has definitely been harder to connect and build relationships. I think the main reason is at SV we had a weekly meeting hubby had to prepare for and a staff of about 35 to care for. We were always trying to reach out to the 35 and build community among them. Therefore, we always had fun social obligations (going to “THE BIRD,” having game nights at our house, playing softball games, inviting couples over, etc). Since moving here I get excited if we have one social thing on the calendar every two weeks! But I am starting to realize I have friends now. Wahoo! I am having a few more dates on the calendar to work around, and I am starting to feel a circle of friends around me. This is exciting to me. Let me tell you about some of the excitement..

1. *Sweetheart – this is probably my closest friend since we have known each other for over a decade. She balances me so well because she is compassionate, slow to speak, merciful, and tender. All of those words would not describe me. So we just are a good match. Plus our little ones love each other like siblings. She is soooo easy to talk to and even easier to be around. I could be in my jammies with no make up on and still feel like me.

2. *Preggers – her and her hubby are one of our “easy” friends. We can call them last minute to hang out. They are always up for an adventure, they have a solid marriage, THEY LOVE TO PLAY GAMES – which makes them even more lovable to me. They are fun, funky, young, and energetic.

3. *Sunshine – she lights up a room by her mere presence. She is so funky. We have a lot of similarities but we are extremely different in why we are similiar. Example…she cooks from scratch like I do but she does it for health reasons, I do it because I am a cheapskate. She is very encouraging, doesn’t have a negative word to say about anyone, and is the most optimistic person I have ever met.

4. *Redhead – I have a fellow red-headed friend who was also born and raised in the Chicagoland area also. She is giving, kind, respectful, loyal, and lives only two blocks from me, which is super convenient. I can’t wait until spring to take walks and bring our boys to the park. Plus she has a lot of the same goals as I do so we can help each other and encourage one another.

I also have *sparky, *spunky, *momma, and *doll face who are all the other pastor’s wives who I adore. Plus we are adding another one. I don’t know her too well yet, maybe I will have a name for her soon. That’s for another post.

I am just grateful to the Lord for how He meets our needs for companionship, friendship, and accountability.

* names changed to protect the innocent





  • Leigh Anne

    Wow…6 months already. Time files, huh?

    If y’all would come to visit us, we’d play lots of games…Guitar Hero & Rock Band on the Xbox, and DVD games such as Scene It, Family Feud, Trivial Pursuit, etc. We are gamers…and we are redoing “The Man’s Room” to make it Game Central. So y’all will have to help us christen that room once it’s finished in few months. WAHOO!

    I love you & I’m glad God has blessed you with such good friends there–and HERE! Ha…

  • Lee Ann

    Answered prayer! When you first moved that was my biggest prayer for you – that you’d make good friends.

    I bought a little something for you today. Aren’t you curious? Now I just have to find a box to fit it in and get it to the P.O. That’s the hardest part for me. But, I figure if I tell you about it maybe you’ll bug me until I get it in the mail. I know you love mail.

  • Anonymous

    It’s my final night in Nica. Oh the mixed feelings I get from this post. I’m TOTALLY excited and happy for you that you have a new cirlce of friends to hang with and grow closer to…I’m just sad that I don’t get to be in that literal visual daily life circle anymore. But I know that distance won’t ever break our bond. We’ve been through WAY too much together! You’ve seen me at my absolute worst and I held your hair the VERY FIRST time you EVER threw up! Anyway…I love you, miss you, and can’t wait to see you at the end of the month!!
    Shannon