My calendar is full already with holiday gatherings and we started out the season last night with a lovely dinner at our club. There is a private room that can be reserved and it is a wonderful and intimate spot for a dinner with friends. The room was beautifully decorated for Christmas with trees in each corner and sparkling touches of red and gold throughout. The candles were lit on the table when we walked in and the atmosphere made us relax and look forward to a nice evening.
We have made good friends here and most have a connection to our parish school and all the years we were involved with our children. Those experiences; working on auctions, musical theatre, parent teacher boards and even just playground duty, really do bring you close and create bonds that will last. We may not see everyone as often as we once did, but that connection will always be there and we pick right up where we left off the last time we saw each other.
I'm positive that when we move to Florida that I will make new friends and get involved in something, because that is just the kind of person I am. But, it will require a little more effort in some ways, because there will be no children creating that instant connection. It is comforting to know that even with changes ahead, I will always have these friends rooting us on from afar and hopefully coming to visit on any Florida trips they take in the future.
Have a wonderful weekend!