Thank You

To my friends who have stayed close:

Thank you for being there even when days, weeks, or months go by without us talking. Thank you for understanding I am not ignoring you if I don’t text back right away. I might have left my phone in the lunchbox (which is now in the fridge) or I might be trying to pee while I hold my daughter on my other hip.

Thank you for still inviting me to play dates and other activities even when plans might change 100 times or I have to cancel last minute because my child is finally deciding to nap. And if I do make it, thanks for not judging me if I haven’t showered or have bags under my eyes.

Thank you for being there even when days, weeks, or months go by without us talking. Thank you for understanding I am not ignoring you if I don’t text back right away. I might have left my phone in the lunchbox (which is now in the fridge) or I might be trying to pee while I hold my daughter on my other hip.

Thank you for still inviting me to play dates and other activities even when plans might change 100 times or I have to cancel last minute because my child is finally deciding to nap. And if I do make it, thanks for not judging me if I haven’t showered or have bags under my eyes. Thank you for letting me vent when I have had an awful day and don’t feel like I can do it all again tomorrow. 

Thank you for not judging me when I decided to quit breastfeeding or when we let our daughter cry it out or moved her to her crib before she was 6 months old (preemie grunting does not make it easy for mom or dad to sleep. Google billy goat noises.. you will see).

Thank you for understanding my postpartum depression and out of the ordinary birthing experience. Thank you for talking to me about it when I need to but for also not referencing it all the time (sometimes I want to feel normal). 🙂 

Life changes with kids. It’s messy, hard, overwhelming, and totally rewarding. Thanks for sticking with me through it all.

<3AB

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself”