The kids sat around the table reminiscing about the times when they were little, the games they played and the fun they had.
Our families got to know each other when our children were only toddlers. 4 toddlers running around, amidst us adults trying to have a conversation. Many conversations were interrupted with, “No, don’t touch that!, don’t throw that.” or “Mommy we’re hungry, Mommy he hit me! ”
Many times of “No, I don’t want to go home, can we stay just 5 minutes longer?” “Please let them stay!”, and 4 pairs of eyes giving you their best puppy dog faces!
We watched our children grow up together and we remember the first night when we realized that they were old enough to all be left alone together for an evening. No sitter was needed, while the four of us went out for dinner alone. It was quiet, we could hear ourselves think.
The kids were thrilled that we left them in charge, and loved the extra money given to order pizza. We were happy for some peace and had joy when we came home and the house was still standing. A win-win situation, (though we do remember the broken window that one time!)
Sleepovers, birthday parties, graduations, time keeps passing and the friendship keeps growing stronger. We been through many joys and have shared many tears at the different paths that life has taken our families down. We have laughed until we cried and cried until we laughed. Oh the memories that friendship brings.
Friendship is a blessing, a blessing indeed!