I cannot beleive it is Christmas Eve already! Its been a while since I have wrote. I truly love the nostalgia and happiness that this season brings. Over the year, as I get older, I am finally seeing what it truly means to have friends and family and what that relationship should mean to me. We all have those few people in their life that would go to the ends of the earth for you. But to me, a friend that would do that, is family. My friendship circle isn’t very small but those who are in it, will witness a new me as I grow and make this motherhood thing work.
“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”
– Woodrow T. Wilson
When I was younger, I had a group of girl friends that I was very close to. I still talk to a few of them from time to time. Funny how time changes. When I would move schools, they group of girls would change as I found a new settlement in the teenage chronicles. I did move quite a bit, but as I am thinking about it, moving and the experiences and reasons for the moves have made me who I am. At least certain components of me. For instance, I was and somewhat am still willing to move or leave on the drop of a dime. But now, for the most part, I would not do that for my kiddos.
My husband has had the same group of friends since he was a kid. Like, they are close and all. A great group too, they are 😉 *Paused for coffee* Anyways, knowing them and what my friendships meant to me, I discovered I sure wasn’t that great of a friend. I will spare you ALL the details. In light of Christmas. Plus this is more of a present posting. 🙂 Looking back, I understand what it means to be a good friend. One that allows a friend to become family. Seeing that my husband has support and someone one to turn to, other then myself, gives me hope and faith that my kids will have people like that in their lives. Oh who am I kidding. They have me… 😉 I have faith. 🙂
We are looking to buy a home closer to my husband workplace this summer. The stress that comes along with it can be a bit overwhelming. Do we stay in the area for the kids school? Jaxen turns 5 this year and will be starting school. I think this is a good age for him to get settled. Brinley, though, will be in 3rd grade and has a group of very close girlfriends. The same few girls will have sleep overs and themes parties. All the fun together. She would have to find this all over again. I understand the frustration she is going to face. Her personality though, is a magnet so I’m not worried. Its us as parents teaching out kids that friendships are to be cherished and held in your heart.
During the holidays, who are you most thankful for? Do you have that groups of friends or even that one person? A “My Person”? I know I do. I know that now… Those few that would go to the ends of the earth for you. The older Brin gets, the more life skills i have to teach her. Compassion, strength, try and fail.
One thing that I feel I am actually doing right is teaching the meaning of christmas. Being thankful for what you have and those in your life. Thankfully, I am not doing this alone. Those that hold a special thought in your mind daily. Those are family. It is the season for reflection and change. Step back and let your life moments speak to your soul. You’ll feel good. Its not about whats under the tree. Its about whose around it.
Merry Everything to you and yours.