Friday night the kids got some one-on-one time with their dad while I got to go to girl's night out. It was an awesome time. I drank a little and laughed a lot. Okay, maybe I drank a lot and laughed a lot, but who is keeping track?
I have been very fortunate in my almost two years as a Jersey Girl to find such fabulous friends. I've always made friends easily, but the older I get the harder it is. Luckily, these ladies have grown to love me and my kids. It's hard not having family around, mostly because your family has to come to our rescue and cover your ass when you really need it. These ladies don't have to do it, but they do.
They help in so many ways. One struck up a conversation with me at my first Mom's club event when we had only been living in south Jersey for a few months and I didn't know a soul. One came to my rescue in the middle of the night when I had to take Than to the ER. One picks up Ellie from school when the weather is bad so I don't have to drag the boys out in it. One will happily take Ellie for the afternoon to get some girly time so I can regain my sanity. They all cooked meals when I came home from the hospital with Than. They stocked my fridge before I got home from the ER after we realized he had a milk allergy. They share hand-me-downs and Mom advice. They help keep track of my three crazy kids when we are out in public so I can actually participate in adult conversation!
We schedule weekly play dates and check in with each other when our kids are sick. They invite Hubby, the kids and I to their family functions. They have made this place feel like home and most importantly they have been my life line.
So, today (almost a week late... I knew I wouldn't be good at the daily thing) I am thankful for my Jersey Girls. Christy, Kelly, Donna, Tracy, & Rachael. Thank you.