I started a job within six weeks of arriving and left nine months later to have a baby.
A year after Ruby was born I started another job. Only to leave 8 1/2 months later to have another baby.
Nine months after Jenson was born, I returned to that job. Only to leave 10 months later to have a third baby.
I've made friends, but life changes after children, and the homebody that I am has been quite happy to stay at home and potter with the kids. Although that probably is not always the best thing for my sanity!
Blogging and Instagram have become my community. It seems funny to think that I have probably bonded and find comfort with more people in the virtual world than the real one.
But there is one friend I've made, and even thought the friendship is still in it's infancy, I would like to think of her as a sister.
When I first came across Tahnee's blog early this year I was immediately drawn to her, and her's fast became my favourite blog to read. There was something about her that I felt instantly connected to. I felt truly inspired by her nurturing nature, how she was and what she did with her children. She made me want to be a better mother. And she's funny!
As we got to know each other a little better through our blogs, other social media and Draw Free (when it was 'All That' for about three weeks), we discovered, we were living, as Tahnee has so well put it, Parallel Lives. We are still discovering how similar our lives are.
Our meeting was going to be inevitable. It had to be. I don't think there could have been a way that we would not have met. I actually squealed with excitement when she replied to my message about actually meeting!
On the way to her house for that first visit, it really did feel like I was going to see a dear old friend. There were a little nerve's as I pulled into her drive way, but they were soon replaced by comfort as I saw her smiling, welcoming face and we greeted each other with a hug. She could have easily been any one of these Sisters. Her home felt warm and familiar.
Tahnee's written about our meeting's here. She has such a beautiful way with words and she has said everything that I feel. I'd love for you to go and say hi. I know you will love her just as much as I do.
And check out her talent behind the camera! So much talent!
Thank you for your kind, kind words Tahnee. You continue to inspire me. Lifelong friends a certainty. Sister's even.
You can find out more about the beautiful Tahnee here.