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Some time with the ladies

Yesterday was my weekly ladies-group.

What a process to get out of the door!
Potty check, winter coats & hats, "Mom, I'm thirsty", "Mom, I'm hungry", in the car seats, "But, Mom, I wanted to sit in the other seat", seat-belts, "Mom, can I bring a toy?", where are my car keys?

We drive down the road a little bit and get to our final destination, this particular trip the back-seat was fairly quiet. Sometimes things like: 'Hands to yourself', 'Share', 'No Arguing', 'Inside voices', 'QUIET' are uttered out of my mouth every half-mile.

Out the car we shuffle: 'Hold hands in the parking lot', followed by much chasing of my adventurous two-year old; once we hit the sidewalk there is usually a race to see who can get to the door first. Inevitably one boy's feet are too big for his body & he trips; "Up-see-daises" with the brushing off of hands and maybe a tear or two (although they are usually much tougher then I would be). In we go and of course their child-care rooms are on opposite sides of the building. One boy signed in, one boy to go. I've given hugs, kisses and "See you in a little bit". AHHH and then... they are both signed in.

Now it's a simple walk down the hall to my meeting. As I walk I wonder if all the effort just to get out the door and reach my final destination is worth it. In the silence of my steps down the corridor peace settles down deep into my bones and my soul.

I grab my cup of coffee, say my hellos, and finally sit down amongst friends (who were in fact once strangers); I realize that,
Yes! this is most definitely worth it.

Is it such an effort to get to your OSC, ESC, PWOTC, FRG meetings? Is it worth it? What would you say to your fellow military wife struggling to get out of the house but so needs the fellowship of other wives? We can't wait to hear from you.

2 comments:

  1. WOW! THAT'S A PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF EVERYDAY IN MY LIFE, JUST TO DO THE SIMPLE THINGS. I'M A MILITARY SPOUSE, MARRIED TO MY MARINE FOR 3 YEARS NOW... ONE ENLISTMENT DOWN AND WORKING ON THE 2ND. WE'VE BEEN THROUGH ONE UNACCOMPIANED PCS TOUR TO JAPAN FOR 14 LONG MONTHS AND ARE NOW LOOKING AT A DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ FOR 7-9 IN A FEW MONTHS.... WE HAVE TWO CHILDREN. OUR DAUGHTER WHO IS 5 YEARS OLD AND OUR BABY BOY WHO IS 4 MONTHS OLD..... I NEVER GO TO ANY MEETINGS AND AM NOT PART OF ANY OF OUR COMMUNITY GROUPS. IF THEY OFFER THINGS LIKE THIS, MAYBE I SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT FIND SOME NEW FRIENDS BUT THEN AGAIN I WONDER IF THE EFFORT IS WORTH IT ALL? BETWEEN OUR SCHUDLES, SCHOOL AND THE KIDS WHO HAS TIME FOR THINGS LIKE THIS? IT'S NICE IF YOU ARE ISOLATED I GUESS BUT I'VE NEVER BEEN ONE TO WANT TO WALK INTO A GROUP OF STRANGERS..EVEN IF LATER THEY WOULD BECOME MY FRIENDS, I'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DO IT..... MORE CONSIDERATION SHOULD GO INTO MY ELECTING TO GO OR NOT GO TO EVENTS LIKE THIS....

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  2. It's like you are right in my world! For other women wondering if it is worth it. I say YES! I just PCS'ed and am about to get back into PWOC. It'd be just as easy to sit at home and not go out. But we mom's need the adult time! And it's nice to actually miss my daughter and have her be so excited to see me after class. Then again I don't have a problem going by myself into a room of strangers! When you are a mom you have a common bond, and when you are military same thing. So usually we have 2 things off the bat in common! I'd tell other mom's to at least give it a try a couple times and if it's not for you, you don't have to go back. But food and fellowship with other adults...that's for everyone! :)

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