in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

on friendship.

so most blogs today will probably focus on love and romance, it being valentine's day and all. and before i get very far, i must say that i am a woman blessed in love: between my husband and my sweet baby boy, what more valentine could a woman need, truly?

but that blessing is not what i want to discuss today. what moves me today is this: friends.

i am inspired by the conversation i had this morning with a lifelong friend (we'll call her s for the sake of her privacy). we have known each other since i was 10 and she was 11. she isn't having the greatest of times right now. but she is still such a bright spot - such an uplifting spirit who asks difficult questions of herself and me, and we dance around looking for answers together. and when we finished that conversation i was left thinking: how amazing that this woman has been in my life so long, known me through so many phases and accomplishments and mistakes, and loves me none-the-less. how lucky i am.

i began a list of so many of the friends i couldn't do without, and i realized two things:
1) it was sounding like a bad oscar speech and i could just about hear the music starting to play so y'all could get me off stage and
2) i was bound to accidentally leave someone off.

so if you're reading this, the chances are you're on that list anyway. this open letter is for you:

dear friend~
thank you for everything.
i love you.
john's mom

happy silly-made-up-holiday-for-commercial-romance-that-still-makes-me-think-about-love day to all of you. xoxo

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