When I boarded the plane at Phoenix International Airport for Pullman, Washington, I did so in peace because I knew you had my back. Leaving my husband and three sons behind for three weeks was really weird and hard and new to me. I literally trusted you to stand in my place if needed. And you were needed.
The most obvious example is that my eight year old needed hands-on mothering. You gladly included him in your family routines and went out of your way for him. You made sure to cheer at his Little League games, to offer play dates, and to fill his ninth birthday with womanly love.
You kept an eye on my teens and loved them up, too. Not an easy task! On Easter you opened your doors to all of my men, and didn’t wince at the idea of feeding growing boys. Big growing boys. I know how much they can consume yet you’ll tell me it was nothing. It was a lot…of food and love.
Thank Goodness my husband trusts you. And likes you. And was willing to lean on you for help. Our family is so darn responsible and independent that this leaning on others thing doesn’t come easily to us. You made it easy.
The examples I’ve shared are few because I simply don’t know all that you did. Part of your goal was to help my men. The other part was to help me by keeping quiet. So you protected me from who knows what. I thank you for that, too. And I especially thank you for your prayers. Priceless.
So here’s to women friends! I look forward to getting together soon to chat, laugh, eat scrumpdillyicious food, and show you nine million pictures of Henry ❤
I’m forever grateful, gladly owe you, and dearly love you.
Love ~~~~~~~~ Angie
PS… For all reading, thank you, how have friends helped you? How have you helped friends?