Saturday, September 4, 2010
Story Circle began at my house on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at 7:00 pm. I invited 25 people, but only 1 person came. We had a lot of cookies and iced tea for just two of us! We had a ball--talked for three hours! Several women sent me emails expressing interest although they were unable to attend that night. These women are all very active in church, community, work, and home. They all make time for their friends and women new to the community. Interesting stories are waiting to be told. I will continue to host Story Circle at my house because I know it will grow. It is just too much fun to gather with other women and share our lives--past and present--including our dreams, hopes, and prayers for the future. Connecting to other women makes us feel real, makes our stories important to someone else, gives us peace--knowing another woman has struggled and survived--and brings us to a state of contentment, however brief, where we can reflect on our joys and sorrows and resolve to rest in the company of other women.