I was reading the July Parenting Magazine and came across the article " 6 Friends Every Mom Needs." It was a great article and as I was reading it I started lauging since I could name a different friend for all 6 areas. Here they are...
#1 - The Mom In The Same Boat...I have lots of friends in the same boat...Nicole, Ginger, Tiffani, Shawna, but the one that stuck out the most was Marinda. Eventhough I didn't have triplets like her, I do have 4 boys that are all born in the same year. We laugh at our phone conversations when we can barely hear each other from all the screaming in the background!!!
#2 - The NO-kids pal...for me this one is not another girl. Lots of people don't understand how I can have so many guy friends and Brandon be ok with it. As I was reading this article to Brandon he said the very same thing I was thinking, that this was why I have guy friends. They have no idea what it is like to be a mom, or go through child birth, etc...so our conversations are NEVER about motherly subjects which is a nice break occasionally. I am grateful for my guy friends...Richard, Herzog, Tom, and Nicholas.
#3 - The Been-There, Done-That Mom...this is none other than my own mother. I am so grateful that I have her to turn to when I need advice. She definately has been there and done that and always knows how to help and what to say!!!
#4 - The I'll Do Anything For You Friend...once again I have lots of friends that are ALWAYS helping me out, but the one that came to mind first was Shawna. I can't say how many times she has come and got my kids when I'm having a stressful day, or brought us dinner, or has come over and helped me with one of my many projects!! She's amazing!
#5 - The Slightly Glam Girlfriend...this is totally my sister-in-law Tara. I love this girl and she is always helping me out with my hair and telling me what looks good and what doesn't. Don't know what I would do without my Fru-Fru Queen!!
#6 - The Brutally Honest Pal...the first one that came to mind was my one and only SISTER!! I love that she is honest with me and will tell me, from her much older and wiser view point, how things are but is nothing but nice in doing so. I love her wisdom and am so grateful God blessed me with one sister.
So to all my friends....thanks for making my life complete. I would be completely lost with out you. I know that God puts people in our lives for certain reasons. I am a better person because of my amazingly awesome friends!!!