Sunday, July 19, 2009

It Takes a Village to Party


Teresha: Last night we threw an Hawaiian Luau to celebrate three milestones this year: our first year in our new house/city, our ninth wedding anniversary, and the upcoming birth of our daughter. Moving last summer took a brutal emotional toll on me. I left behind in Atlanta ten years of memories (our wedding, our downtown loft, our friends, my work in youth development, our favorite restaurants and farmer's market--to name a few). Plus, I had no job waiting for me and knew no one in Dallas. I thought I was going to die of loneliness. It took me awhile to end my pity party and start to reach out. I have met some truly wonderful people in our neighborhood, at Damon's job, and through our journey into parenthood. Last night was affirmation that it's going to be alright and that we have people here who love and support us. Sometimes, it takes a party to realize just how good life is!

8 comments:

Marrdy said...

What a great idea. A party to celebrate surviving all the trauma you've had. If you did the limbo (is that what it is called)) pole, I want to see pictures!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Hey Lady! Just checking in on you and Marlie. It looks like you guys had a blast!

Jo said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Glad you have so much love and support! It's a wonderful thing.

Lora said...

Looks like a great time!
Visiting you from SITS--have a great day!

Maureen said...

I'm glad you have made some friends. When I gave birth to our first, I had just graduated from college and moved to a new location. None of my college friends wanted to do stuff with me as it wasn't fun to hang our with a mom. So I had to start from scratch friend-wise. I'm pretty independent and introverted, but I got to the point where I wanted to tackle any other young moms I saw walking by and beg them to be my friend. I ended up going to grad school and joining a mom's support group/playgroup, which saved my sanity.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Good for you! Looks like a great time!

MAK-now said...

Congratulations, lady!! So happy for you! You're so full of light, how could it not turn out ok?

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A Psych Mommy said...

Love the limbo pole! Now that's my kind of party! Congrats on all your milestones :)