I had the chance to spend time with longtime friends over the weekend. Some I hadn’t seen for many years. The reason for the gathering was the engagement celebrations for one of the kids. Now grown up and the same age as my eldest. It was such a truly heartwarming occasion and filed me with joy!
As we chatted and caught up on each others lives, sharing laughs and empathy, I felt a sense of belonging and happiness. How wonderful that I’ve known these amazing women for so many years. It was special. Even though I lost my own sister many years ago, when I was still quite young, I knew I was among my sisters of a different sort.
In every one of these women, I see traits that I admire. I see their strength and the generosity with which they share love. I’m grateful to know each one of them and call them my friends. xo