…That one hello made all the difference. We suddenly were included, space was made for us—not just physically, but socially. I’ve moved about enough now to feel familiar with that sense of complete powerlessness that comes in every new place. I make brave plans to join groups, go to church, figure out when the mama-toddler groups are happening at the library, smile at other parents at the park.
But until someone is willing to make space for me in their life, I continue to feel like an outsider…
My latest post for She Loves is up today, on the loneliness of moving to a brand new place, and how one person going out of their way to say hello can make all the difference. Click over there to read the rest of the post.