This weekend has been about friends. Friday night and Sunday night were both spent with my friend from college and her family. Saturday night, we took dinner to SG and his wife. The top picture was the last of the sunset from their house. It was a lot of fun just hanging out and relaxing. The kids swam, and the adults enjoyed the cool breeze in the shade and just relaxed. SG is recovering nicely from an injury – and is doing fantastic. He is still recovering, so it was funny seeing him a bit surlier than normal. He has been through a lot. He is entitled.
And Friday and Saturday, we spent with my friend from college and her family. This friend is the closest thing I’ll ever have to a sister. There are those friends in your life where you just feel like you know them forever….and she is one of them for me. And our kids all got along great. Nothing like getting love from a 3yr old little girl with her sweet little girl voice. If you’ve had a daughter, you totally know that high pitched sweet little voice. Melts your heart every time. My friend always has referred to me as Ms Emmy. Which is funny because I always refer to her the same way. Her daughter grabs my hand while we are walking to get ice cream, and says “Ms Emmy, will you get me the purple ice cream kind with gummy bears”. Kid, you can have anything you want. Want a pony, too? She even hand our surly black lab wrapped around her finger. He hates kids (ironic given he has grown up with kids) yet he followed this little one around the house letting her stroke his ears. She’s definitely her mom’s child.
It was a busy weekend – but a good one. Normal. We like normal. Things haven’t been normal enough lately. And we are feeling what normal is like – remembering what normal is like. I’m still waiting on one bit of news which is going in the back of my head. I hate waiting. I’m trying to focus on normal. Not let my mind go places it should not. But as this weekend reminded me – it’ll all be okay. Normal will return – and it will return if I let it return. Because, even with whatever news I get – life is good. I wouldn’t change a thing.