“Wanna play with us?” Those may not be my exact words, but I’m sure they are pretty close to how our friendship began. We were in 3rd grade…maybe it was 4th – either way, it was a while ago. She was the new girl, walking alone at recess on her first day. My friend and I went up to her and our friendship became official. We’ve been friends ever since.
When you’re friends with someone for practically forever, they see you go through a lot of stuff. You see them go through a lot of stuff. Some awesome stuff. Some not so awesome stuff. Through all that “stuff,” you develop a sort of sixth sense. There are moments she pops up in my mind and a few minutes later, I get a text saying, “It’s been a while. Let’s set a date to get together.” Seriously, how did she know I was just thinking about her?!
When we get together, we pick up exactly where we left off. No apologizes are needed for the amount of time between dates. We’re both moms. Life gets busy. We get it. We can be our sarcastic, but uber-caring selves with each other and when we hug and say good-bye – we’re re-energized from some good ol’ girl time. It makes hearing, “Moooooom! I need a [insert anything here]!” more bearable…well, at least a little more bearable…
When the T Family became a family of 3, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was. We shared stories and helped each other figure out the “mom” thing. Then they became a family of 4 and family pictures got even more fun. Mom & Dad might tell you differently, but every session was a blast – even when the kiddos had other ideas for their time in front of the camera. Remember…I’m a mom, too. I get it.
Like I’ve said before, I firmly believe people come into your life when you need them. There is a reason for everyone. I especially like those who stay. So glad I saw her at recess.