Displaced Stay At Home Californian in rural N. Carolina

The Many Faces of Joy

The Many Faces of Joy

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Making Friends

We went to a pool party on Sunday to celebrate or commemorate the end of Softball Season.  We brought snacks and sat around a pool and watched our young ones splash and swallow water.  At one point a little girl with water wings on climbed out of the pool and proudly walked up to her mother and said, "Mommy, I just pee'd in the pool" and her moms face got really red. 

After about an hour of swimming we heard thunder and so the kids all got out and we headed into the garage to have cake and ice-cream and snack some more.  We stood around inside the garage looking out the doors as the rain poured down.  The kids got medals from their coach.  Another mom handed out pictures.  After about 20 minutes the rain subsided and the kids asked if they could go back in the pool.  Since we had heard no more thunder they jumped in while there were still sprinkles. 

The ladies headed back outside to sit around on wet chairs and watch the swimmers for a few more minutes until it was time to go.  I found myself chatting and laughing and joking around and I realized that I was making new friends.  It felt really good.

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