Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thankful for adoption #7
I am so blessed to call so many amazing women my friends. I treasure so many of the women (some mommas and some not) in my life, as women can be hard to befriend. Not my girls! They are awesome and funny and strong, and not at all competitive about kids talents or "stuff". They love their kids and their husbands beyond words! They aren't afraid to ask for help or to give a hand. One friend I call and text often as she is going through a rough patch in her life right now and we live very far apart. I love her and wish I was closer to get my arms around her neck each day. Some friends I share a neighborhood with and will watch my kids at a moments notice. One such friend drove us to the airport when Benjamin's birth mom was in labor. Then there are the moms adoption has brought into my life:) Some I was friends with long before we became adoptive moms. So we had a basis of friendship before the joys and challenges of being adoptive moms came into our lives. Some I met through the process and will always treasure the friendship and encouragement I have benefited from. Some have been brought to adoption by God's miracle of adoption in my family, and are now taking the leap too! However these precious friendships came to be, I cannot express the gratitude I have for their loyalty and presence in my life. They have talked me off the ledge about adoption issues, momma issues, husband issues... They have prayed for each one of my children as if they were their own. They have stood in the gap and helped when I was overwhelmed. Most people are lucky if they have one friend like this. I have many. God has been so good to me, and knows my heart better than anyone could. So he made these friendships possible. He knew I would need other moms here and now to hold my hand. Three of these super women I speak with almost everyday. Does this give you a little hint about how exhausting it is to be my friend?! Christy, Erin and Alyson I love you and your families like crazy! Your children are precious gifts to me, the adopted ones and the bio ones:) I am beyond blessed to be able to walk this journey with you!