Today I had two friends and their kids over so that the kids could play. OK...you all know that wasn't really the reason I had friends over. It was so that the Moms could talk and the kids could do whatever they wanted to as long as they were not going to die or something like that.
One of my friends was able to stay for a good while and it was so nice just to talk to her. We actually live relatively close, but with traffic, etc...it takes her almost 30 minutes to get here. We are both SAHMs, and both have husbands who are in Grad School. There are lots of different ways we can relate to each other. After having her here...I seriously felt like I had taken a "mental health day"! It was a breath of fresh air...talking to an adult (for more than 30 seconds on the phone). By the time she left...I felt like I could handle being home and cooped up for a few more weeks (if you don't live in the Phoenix area, you probably don't understand why I am saying that...but there's a good reason - trust me...when it's this hot here...you don't spend much time outside).
This is the beauty of friendship...it helps and heals and lifts - at least most of the time it does. I know I need friends. I need people in my life that I care about beyond my own family and responsibilities. I need to feel connected to the world beyond the walls of my home, but still be in a place where I feel safe and sheltered. Yes...I need friends. I love friends. I want to be a better friend.
Thanks to all of you wonderful friends...whether I've seen your face or not...I am so grateful for you!
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