Our crazy life has made MOMS Club events very difficult to attend in the past 2 years. Yet, I wasn't ready to leave. Last year, I swore it was going to be my last year. Then, the day I had to renew, I changed my mind. I wasn't ready. I still needed that support system. One year later, I'm still not ready, but, maybe I never will be. The thing is, the people who are my friends are my friends no matter if I'm in MOMS Club or not. The people who I count on and lean on will still be there. I know this, and that's why it's time to rip off the bandaid. It's hard to let go of something that has been such a huge part of our lives for 6 years. We are moving on. My kids are getting older and I'm moving from MOMS Club to PTO.
I may no longer talk to the person who introduced me to MOMS Club, but I thank her. I thank her for that push out of my comfort zone. It is not something I would have ever joined on my own. I have met such fantastic people and learned so much from everyone. MOMS Club gave my kids some of their first friends and some of their best friends. It also gave me some of my best friends, those women whom I'd be lost without. So I guess I'm officially doing this....Thank you, MOMS Club, for all you have given me. I hope that all of you remember what it's really about...supporting each other. For those of you not sure about any sort of moms group, whether it be MOMS Club or something else, go for it. What do you have to lose? Like the person who convinced me to join said, "It's one year. You don't have to be friends with these people if you don't want to, but it gives us more stuff to do with [the kids]". Take a chance. You may just meet some of the most amazing people of your life.