Girlfriends and Moms
We've had a baby boom around here these past few years. In 2008 I had sixteen friends who were pregnant. Two of them were due on the same day and gave birth on the exact same day. I was constantly going to baby showers and every time I did I was grateful that another baby would be born into a wonderful family with loving parents.
I love my girlfriends.
I love the fact that we share stories of hiding in the closet to talk with our friends (hum-mm Katie!)
I love that talking about poop and potty training and lack of sleep and working boobs are a common place topic, even at the dinner table.
I appreciate that I have girlfriends whose kids are older than mine and they guide and lead my little guys. (High-five Bubba!!)
I am grateful for the sound minds and biblically based encouragement I get from my way educated "tenured" mom friends. (Thanks Cathy.)
I love that I have working friends who value their kids so much so that they schedule times just to be with them and play with them and us. (Salinas Family -whoo-hoo.)
I enjoy my stay at home friends who get together for coffee in sweats and let the kids run a muck.
I am so grateful that I am surrounded by mamas who are strong nurturers, lovers, teachers, financial wizzes, savvy money savers, (and some shopaholics), who value their role as Mom, Mommy, Mama.
Its hard work, this Mom thing, and doing it alone is craziness. Even collaboration amongst moms is wacky, but it makes it a whole lot more fun. I am so happy that all of my friends who want to be mom's are having their wishes come true. (Ali!! and Adrienne- with million dollar babies) This is a trip of a lifetime and I'm glad we're all on it together.