A couple of weeks ago, my bestie Lisa D. came to town with family in tow. This is a big deal. BIG. It had been almost exactly 5 years since we’d laid eyes on each other. It was also the first time we’d each met each others sons and it was just generally way, way, way too long between visits. I was missing her something fierce.
Her stay was short. But I soaked up every damn second that I could. Catching up. Filling each other in. Laughing our butts off. When you don’t have a lot of time together, you don’t dwell. You soak. And in my case, you smother. 😉
As much as I cherished our few hours together, watching our littles fall in love with each other might have been my favourite part. Although both boys had never met and the last time Jaia and Pearl saw each other, Pearl was taking her first steps, they became fast friends. And by fast, I mean within 10 minutes the girls had disappeared upstairs and the boys were already trading (potty) jokes in the sun room and neither pair showed up until food was served.
This photo makes my heart grow 10 sizes. It reminds me that though there are miles between us, that our time together melts them away.
Make the most of the time you have with the ones you love. Breathe in the moments. Snap the pictures. Hug extra long at the hellos and the goodbyes. Tell them you love them. Then tell them again.
The visits might be few and far between, but it’s making the most of the time when you are together that really matters.
Missing you guys so much already…Until next time, sweet friends…
Mrs. D - You have 2 wonderful children, Shannen & thanks for spending time with Lisa and family. You have a real gift in how you put your feelings into words!! You should consider writing as a second career!! Don’t be a stranger