I've found it rather refreshing to be away from the facebook thing over the past week. Though it wasn't specifically asked of me by Fr. Eric, I decided that a fast from something I spent a lot of time looking at was a good idea. I do miss the interaction with my friends. Facebook connects Mamas like me, who are home all day to school and raise up our families, with the outside world. The added factor of living a fair distance from the main action means that I frequently feel isolated and lonesome. I know there are other Mamas out there who will know just what I mean. Although I am surrounded by my babies, I long for the conversation and company of other adult people, mostly other women. I need the connection of hearts and souls that comes with the bond between women.
It's more challenging than one might think. Trading child-minding with other Mamas is a good idea, but it falls more difficult for me. My anxiety sometimes makes it difficult for me to prepare to leave the house, even for things I ought to look forward to. And if it's a flare day for my fibro pain or my back, leaving the house can sometimes prove nearly impossible. Sounds like a lame couple of excuses, I know, but it's what's put before me.
I continue to pray for so many friends. I also continue to pray about just how much I can truly write here. There are things which have happened that need to be thought out carefully and processed fully in my heart, but they are things which affect other people. It's not always up to me what I can put down in my little space here. Please pray for me in this.