The friends you chose together who were impossibly you. You tipped beverages beside one another, cheered games in unison and congregated in school hallways. You were working mothers and dads, stay at home mothers and dads, room mothers, coaches, cub scout leaders, volunteer chairs and more. You wiped noses, scraped knees, and tears. You loved each other and one another’s kids as if your own. You prance down the bleachers, the school hallways, and church towards these friends who are your people.
Now you sidestep the route you used to relish. You no longer belong the way you once did. At least not to some of them. You are much like a teen transferred to a new school during senior year, still desiring to fit in yet realizing you don’t really want to?