I consider myself lucky to be surrounded by friends. Some I've been friends with since I was very young, the ages my littlest boys are now.
A few I know I could call and they would be there for me. And, I for them.
I think we all agree, friends are invaluable.
It's fun to see my children making friendships. Will these friendships last forever? I like to think so.
My children's friends have become special to me. I enjoy getting to know them, learning what it is about my kids that they like. Seeing them be silly and speak their own languages.
I hope I can create an atmosphere that my kids and their friends will want to be with us, hang at our house.
I took this picture, with my cell phone, of my two boys and their friend.
Makes my heart swell.
What fills my heart even more, when I forwarded the picture to the friend's mom, she asked for a copy because she loves my boys as much as I love son.
That's what friends do.