There is something so special about sharing in the ups and downs of pregnancy/childbirth/parenting with your closest friends.
There is something even more wonderful about friends who have gone
before you and share their knowledge, including their insecurities and
fears, as they go along. So, just about that time where you're really
wondering if you should be committed to the loony bin, that friend comes
along side of you and laughs and says "oh yeah, me too." There is such
comfort there - in the knowing that you aren't crazy...or perhaps aren't
alone in the act of being crazy...
And the most fun of it all, is when one of those friends come out to visit and
all they do is just love on your kiddo. Without comparison to their own,
with no judgement, no qualifying statements...they just come along side
of you and love your kid unconditionally, because that's the way they
love you. I'm so lucky because one such wonderful friend came out for a
visit and did just that!
Thank you, May - thanks for the visit, the mornings over coffee, the
time out, the stuffed bear (Go, Ducks!), for loving so much on my
boy...But most of all - thank you for all your support of the mother I