I feel like motherhood is such a hard transition and being away from family members makes it even worse. Having your only friends be single and in a bar phase constantly asking the question, “What do you do all day?”, is just infuriating. They have no idea and, at times, I don’t believe that we can ever have anything in common again.
“You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones” (EPH 2:19).
So, hearing these words is a huge comfort. In my new motherhood, I feel very much like a stranger, and it can be lonely and scary. Even though, I have lived in Chattanooga for 6 years now I do not call it home; I haven’t found a community of family that I belong to. My college friends have all but disappeared, and with them I never had a relationship based on mutual faith. It makes it difficult to keep up.
But Paul today makes me feel like I am apart of something bigger. I am not alone! I am apart of a community–how wonderful!
Even when I spend 10+ hours a day just me and my six month old, I am never alone.
So, thank you Paul for telling me today that I am in a wonderful group of people through Christ. It is deeply comforting.