One of our biggest reasons for moving to a new house to was to be in an area with more kids. Traci really wanted Paige to have the same experience that she had growing up, where there were tons of girls in neighborhood to play with.
It might not be exactly like that here.
Church - Week One
We sent Paige off to her primary class, with our fingers crossed that she would meet her next best-friend-for-life.
"Paige," we asked her after church, "How many girls were in your class?"
There was good news and bad.
Bad: There was just one girl. (Plus a couple more who were out of town.)
Good: It was a girl she recognized from her Up with Kids group and they instantly got along with each other.
Sure, we'd love to have more kids around. But if you find one best friend, that's all that matters, right?
Everyone was happy.
Church - Week Three
I'm sitting in Elders Quorum, waiting for class to start. I'm listening to the chatter in the room when I hear, "So, I hear you're moving, huh?"
"Yeah, the house sold in one day. We're heading out in about three weeks."
Wait a second, I know that guy, I thought. That's...that's....that's the dad of the girl in Paige's class. Noooooooo!!!!!
Everyone was sad.