Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Friends - We Need Them

Congratulations to my dear friend, and former roomie, Mandy who welcomed sweet Audrey to the outside world this weekend!

"Every child begins the world again…" - Henry David Thoreau

Holding precious Audrey this week I couldn't help but think about the miracle that a new life is... the miracle that pregnancy is. I am so blessed to be able to carry this child, to know it from its first flutter of life. I may not have this same experience for all of our children. Another woman (or women) somewhere else may carry some of my children, may know their first flutters and sacrifice to provide for their growth and safety. I think of the other woman (or women) who may give my child(ren) the generous gift of life often during this pregnancy and am so thankful for them. I am surrounded by wonderful friends to share this experience with and blessed with a supportive partner and loving family... I wish the same for my future babies' mommas. I hope for them to have, at the very least, one true friend to share their dreams and fears with along the way. Pregnancy is not an easy ride and I am glad to have some "sisters" on the journey with me this time around. :-)

It's been so fun to share being pregnant with my darling Jayma even though we live hundreds of miles apart.

“A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.” - Francois de La Rochefoucauld 

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