Anyhow, we have friends who have made it a point to focus on their family and live intentionally. They have travelled to 22 countries in the last 2 years and were home shortly before heading off to their next adventure. I admire them having the courage to do this, leaving what's comfortable and known for new places, cultures and experiences. They have been blogging (www.livology.com) and you can subscribe to their Daily Livits, too.
Back to friendships...as I was pulling into daycare one afternoon to pick up the babies, I saw Colleen and the kids pull in beside me. What a pleasant surprise! I had known they were in town but wasn't sure we would be able to connect before they left again. We gave each other big hugs and caught up briefly and made tentative plans to get the kids together for a Nerf War. It just made my day to have someone go out of t
their way and follow me into the parking lot just to say hi.
and Grammy brought fruit salad. The kids took off into the yard and it was if time had never passed, they played and laughed and I'm fairly certain they were so consumed in their play that they didn't even know we were there. The adults got a chance to sip coffee on the porch and catch up on life, time seemed to slow down and it was truly a perfect morning.
I cherish these women, how I feel when I'm with them and can't begin to express how lucky I am to have them as a part of my life and my children's lives.
It was sad to say our "see you laters" but also know that we will never forget that morning at the house, when all was right with the world.