A few weeks ago, my dear friend, Amy, and her precious children came to visit my boys and me. Jacob and Matt were on a "big boys' weekend" to see a Pirates game, so it was just two moms and five kids ages 6 and under. Yes, that sounds...chaotic, but it was such a great time!
Amy and I have "known" each other for almost five years now. The word "known" is in quotes, because Amy and I met through our family blogs. We had a shared "blog friend" and through blog hopping, I found her blog and began reading (and commenting) regularly and she did the same.
About three years ago, we met each other in person for the very first time. We met at a restaurant near their home and where our family was vacationing. It was a brief get-together, but we really enjoyed our time together.
Well, three years and two and a half kiddos later (Amy's expecting), we were able to get together again.
My friendship with Amy is such a blessing!! Our children really enjoyed one another and Amy and I soaked up our time together. There's nothing quite like a friend who's in the same season of life and has similar beliefs as you. We talked and talked and it was such an encouragement to me!
I am so grateful that despite the miles that separate us, our friendship remains!
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor;
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up." Ecclesiastes 4:9-10