When we moved here about five years ago, I went through a major adjustment. Big time. From a life where I can just leave my kids behind with their yayas to have a good time with my girlfriends and have dates with the Captain to one which was almost totally isolating.
I used to soak myself in tears because I found it hard to accept the changes.
One time, I was crying so much that Sasha (just 5 years old then) hugged me tightly. I told her that I don’t have friends here. I missed my friends.
She was sobbing when she said “Mommy, we are your friends now.”
I should have seen the wisdom in her words.
Yesterday, I brought them to the pool. I didn’t want to swim until they started jumping in deep water. I had no choice but to join in.
I found myself having a swimming lesson with them.
They were happy. I was happy.
I can touch excitement in their voices.
I promised them we’ll go back more regularly.
We ended the afternoon with babyccinos at my favorite local cafe.
I can’t believe they’ve grown so much that it is getting more enjoyable to go out with them every time.
They get me and I get them.