Let’s Get a Latte

Let’s Get a Latte

~Janet’s Blog

A Lotta Changes

“Let’s Get a Latte”Let's Get a Latte

This was the first song I wrote after moving to Boise.

While living in Yakima I reached a point in my life where I found myself in what I would call a friendship drought. I was so grateful for my mother-in-law, who lived 7 houses down the street from me, and for my sister who chatted on the phone with me multiple times a week. Between them and writing songs with my friend, Jeff, they kept me sane during this time of my life.

When we first moved to Boise with my family spring of 2004, I remember well the first “normal” day of school for my daughter and work for my hubby. I said goodbye to my hubby and then dropped off my 1st grader at White Pine to finish up the last two months of her school year. I remember sitting in my car, driving home and feeling so lonely.

A Whole Latte Love

Later that day I met a mom at the school who invited me to call her if I needed info on doctors or whatever since we were new to town. I thought that was really nice of her to do that. However, feeling a bit shy and completely out of my comfort zone, I didn’t call right away. By the end of the week, she came up to me and gently scolded, “you haven’t called me yet.” I said, “I know but….what I’d really like to do is go have coffee with you somewhere!”

Inside Scoop – We actually did get Lattes on Tuesday! My friend also did look a little dizzy being the mother of 3 boys. I think her world was one long sports activity!

Our cats, Stuart and Albert. Friends.

This was the beginning of several weeks of Latte dates on Tuesdays and the creation of a song. Having someone to talk to that would listen to me was very helpful in making me feel more at home. Boise was, and continues to be, a beautiful place! I feel really spoiled here with the ease of getting around. However, it’s the supportive relationships surrounding me that make me feel at home.

No Fear

If you are in a friendship drought right now don’t worry, I have been there too. Pray about it! Pray for the friendships you hope to make and pray that you will become an even better friend to these new people.

It’s important to nurture your friendships. Friends play an important role in our lives. They help us see who we are, what we are good at, and can point out areas where we can grow.

Who do you have in your life to share your heart with? Is it time for you to invest in your social life? It is an important investment. Where are places you have gone to make new friends?

Comment below. Add to the conversation. We’ll be glad you did.

[embedded photo credit: Ahmed Rabea via photopin cc]


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