Like many parents I am keenly aware of how my boys are influenced by their friends. Right now they are at an age where I pretty much have control over who they are around…and thankfully there are a lot of really great kids in my circle of friends. As I consider how they are affected by the friends coming into their lives I am reminded how I am shaped in many ways by the company that I keep. I am so grateful that I can look around at the women that I spend most of my time with and see things in each of them that I hope will rub off on me – making me more of the woman I want to be. I am surrounded by some amazing women and am so grateful that they put up with me!
Last week we batted 4 for 4 in the area of our kids getting a virus…the pediatrician might as well give us reserved parking. On one of the oh so fun days of sickness, I called Chris at work to report that Big Brother was STILL throwing up. He asked what he could do to help and I replied, “Figure out a way to build a Starbucks in our kitchen.” About an hour later two friends showed up at my house with the largest Caramel Macchiato I have ever had. Despite the craziness of their schedules and their combined 5 kids they brought me coffee. I hope and pray my boys and girl grow up surrounded by incredible friends like I have. Thanks girls.
(sick Big Brother laying on couch in background)