I am so thankful for my friends. I have been so blessed over the years to have made some really great friendships. That's one of the best parts of moving and one of the hardest parts, too. I've certainly learned about loneliness and that if you want to make friends you have to actually put yourself out there. When we lived in Cedar City, our bishopric came to visit us when we moved in and Bishop Callaway gave us some great advice that has stayed with me ever since. He said not to be offended or hurt if the person sitting next to us in Relief Society or Sunday School, didn't introduce themselves to us because, chances are, they would be newer than we were. So, I bravely took his advice and introduced myself to people who were by me and pretty much every time, the person really WAS newer than I was.
Since then I just always introduce myself to people I'm sitting by at church and I've made some really great, lifelong, friends that way. Sometimes, Heavenly Father just knows our needs so well and matches us up with "kindred spirits" to visit teach us or for us to visit. When we lived in Pleasant Grove I was SOOOO lonely. Just painfully lonely. So, I decided to pray that I would be able to make a friend. And that's when I met my awesome friend, Melissa. I just love Melissa so much! We actually both needed a friend so it was really great that Heavenly Father just happened to put us right next door to each other. I also made contact with my friend Shani, who I met in high school, and she introduced me to blogging. I WAS SOOO EXCITED! I LOVE BLOGGING!!! I started Facebook then,too. It has been such a great way to renew contact with friends. I LOVE my friend, Tara B's blog, it's my favorite! And she is amazing and such a great example and hilarious! It's been so much fun to get to know her better through blogging.
I haven't made any effort to make friends here. I just haven't really wanted to until the last few days. Yesterday, I felt so lonely. My friend, Anna, from Price, called me and we talked for a long time and it was great! We used to have girls night out once in a while when I still lived there. I've missed her and it was really fun to catch up with her. I felt so much happier after we talked. It just made my day!