Tuesday, January 24, 2012


She said, "I've been thinking of you, how are you doing with all of this?"

She said, "I'm on my way out, can I pick up a gallon of milk for you?"

She said, "You can do this, I know you can, I believe in you."

Since I've been a full-time stay-at-home mother, I've forged some pretty amazing friendships with women who are beautiful, generous, inspiring and loyal.  They have served as a support network, a beacon when times have been tough in my marriage and in parenting, and a lifeline when I've been in a pinch.

Women are inherently social creatures.  We love our husbands, but we rely on our girlfriends to tell it like it is...to love something when we do, to hate something as much as we do, and to commiserate with us when the scale hurts, the neighbor is a bitch, and the only thing that feels good is a glass of wine.

Here's to all of the women in my life who continue to inspire me, to challenge me, to nurture me and to teach me the true meaning of friendship.  Without you, I don't know where I'd be.

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