The beauty of this blog is to share the joys AND the struggles, so here it goes…
Living remotely is difficult. There is no way around it. Especially for a woman. Women need social interaction with other women, it is the way God made us. We like to love, and laugh, and bond, and cry together. Women relationships, when blessed by God, are a beautiful thing. I know, because I have four beautiful sisters.
Yet, for this time in my life God has appointed a season of loneliness for me. Of course I have John and the girls and they keep me busy and company, but if you are a woman reading this, then you know what I mean when I say that it would be lovely to have a heart to heart connection with another woman here. I have the ladies bible study here and I feel that I am starting to form a meaningful relationship with one woman, but it’s difficult to make friends with people a completely different culture and for most, a different belief system.
Then I have the interesting dynamic of having teams here from the states. I relish those times especially if there are women on the team my age and stage. Even so, teams come and go and I make friends for a week and then say goodbye to them. And so the question that is in my mind, “Will I have friends again?” I mean the way I used to have them? Girls nights, and a heart to heart connection with someone that lives close to me?
I pray that I will, but for now Lord, fill me up, so I can show myself friendly.