Thursday, February 24, 2011
Friends. Friends are something we often take for granted. After living here for almost 4 years I feel like I'm really starting to know who my friends are in the area. It's a great thing to have...a girlfriend to call for a cup of coffee when you need a break. Another girlfriend for a go to play date where your kids will play and you can catch up over fries and a coke (it was at McDonald's).
I'm also super thankful for my far away friends. I don't know how I would make it through life without certain people being just a phone call away! I'm certain many days my children's and/or Nick's fate has been changed once a friend let me complain and I calmed down.
It's really nice to know I have friends. One thing I often talk about with my friends is the "mommy dorm" lately it's been updated to be a street we all live on. How wonderful to have your closest friends as neighbors. To let your kids run from yard to yard, to coordinate cooking dinners, carpool, running errands...all the day to day needs to do with a friend. I'm not discounting husbands...don't get me wrong, my husband is a great helper and I enjoy when we are able to do these thing together as well, but I also want him to feel free to work late if needed or spend time with his own friends and hobbies. There's also just something about the companionship of a girlfriend.
On this Thursday I am thankful for all of my friends out there...near and far. Thanks for all the joy you bring to my life!