Nurture Easy Friendships

Friendships that fit like your favorite pair of broken-in jeans are incredibly special–don’t let them fall by the wayside!

I just got back from spending a few days with one of my dearest friends, Joni.  We’ve known each other since we became roommates while spending a college semester in Mexico.  She’s totally quirky, and I absolutely love her!  Yet, I don’t see her very often  –  just a couple times a year.  Amazingly, we always pick up right where we left off, and never loose that “like family” comfort we have with one another.   She’s an amazing blessing to me, as are the other five ladies who have that same worn-in, cozy feel in my life.

And as I drove the three and a half hours home today, I began to think about how fortunate I am to call these six ladies my best friends, and what amazing roles these special ladies have played in my life.  These are the gals who make me laugh until my cheeks hurt, make me feel normal when I’m having a bad mommy day, supported me through 3 miscarriages, brought my family meals when I had surgery, and have celebrated big life events and regular days with me.  And thankfully, I’ve been able to support them in a similar way.  Aside from family, these ladies are “my peeps!”  And yet…

Life enters in – for all of us – and too much time goes by without my peeps and me grabbing some “mommy time” as we call it.  It’s hard to blend all our schedules with some of us working outside of the home, juggling kids’ schedules, family commitments, etc., etc., etc…It’s even harder to coordinate time with my 2 gals that live in other states!   I have a feeling I’m not telling you anything that you don’t already know or experience.  For many of us, it’s a struggle to schedule in that “mommy time.”  We’ve got too much to do and manage, and not enough hours in the day.

But I’m here to remind you that we NEED to make time for these friendships.  After being with these amazing women, my spirits are lifted, renewed.  I’m stronger, and, well, nicer to be around!  :)  I imagine you feel the same way when you are with your besties.  So…what’s your excuse?  Laundry?  A dirty house?  Too many kids’ activities?  Overloaded at work?  MAKE IT HAPPEN, LADIES!  You, your friends, AND your family will thank you!

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Beth celebrates the everyday wonders of life with a keen eye for deals, a flare for the color green, and an honest desire to share with her fellow moms here in town! Check out more of Beth's recent articles, and subscribe to our daily email/rss feed to see what she writes next!
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