Today was a very nice day. Rossie and her gang came over as well as my sister-in-law with my nephew and niece. My house was buzzing with kids and messes and I couldn't have been happier! I think that today was a symbol of the sad end to play dates with our very dearest of friends Rossie, Gabby, Abraham, Ezra, Tinker Bell and Sophie and perhaps a new beginning to more play dates and another friendship with my sister-in-law. We had a rough start to our relationship...not ideal circumstances. I never thought that there would be a day when we would call each other friends. Over the last 6 years we have grown and we have had an opportunity to get to know each other. Today I found a new friend in my sister-in-law. As I spend more time with her I get to know her better and in that time I realize that she is another woman like me. She is a mom of 2 adorable children, but nonetheless a SAHM of 2 little ones and as we all know that can be trying at times, she is a woman who needs a friend to talk to, a woman who deserves time to herself once or twice a decade, a woman who loves her children and respects her husband, I guess plain and simply a MOM... just like me. We all have our glorious moments and our not so glorious moments...we are moms and that in itself is a sisterhood. I am happy to call her my friend. I love my niece and nephew with all of my heart and I LOVE being an Auntie!!! God works in mysterious ways, but He ALWAYS has His ways!!! I am looking forward to what the future will bring...it will only get better from here! So thank you to Rossie, Gabby, Abraham, Ezra, Tinker Bell (Isabelle), Sophie, Jill, Andrew and Samantha for sharing such a wonderful day with me!! I love you all and I am going to dearly miss you Rossie (this is a whole other post)!!!