I’m taking my life list seriously. This morning, when I would usually clean up breakfast dishes I sat reading with my little men instead.
I had my Pilates class and am now on my way to lunch with a friend whose face I miss so much. She’s a dear friend and we don’t see each other often. Children, work and other commitments mean months go by without a catch up. We won’t shut up the whole time and I will leave her feeling refreshed.
Monday the boys and I are meeting up with a twitter friend who’s in town. We’ve never met before but I know that it we will slip into conversation easily. That it will be a lovely morning and our kids will love each other.
One of my favourite people in the world had a baby yesterday. I cried with happiness as I heard the news. I’ve never met her either though I will in July. She’s become a daily presence in my life.
One of my other favourite women gifted me one of the cups you see above. I think of her when I use that cup. And many other times a day too. She is a kindred spirit in every possible sense of the word.
My best friend and I have spent the better part of the last 20 years not living in the same city and most of it not in the same country. The interwebs has made our correspondence easier but I have shoeboxes full of correspondence between us too. She’s a big part of my life and will always be so.
As a Mama, I’ve found it tricky to make other Mama friends in real life. I’m not too sure why really. Tricky babies don’t help but it’s more than that.
The ebbs and flows of life mean that people come and go from our lives. I’ve been around long enough to know that not everything is meant to last. What I do know is that the connections I have now, with these remarkable women (and at least a dozen more), are deep and etched into my heart and soul.
The village of my soul is populated by some amazing women and tapping in to this village makes is an important part of achieving my life list.