Those friends you knew before you grew up. Those first couple friends when your couple-hood was just beginning. Those friends who were the first to know when you were expecting your first baby. Those friends who knew it was crazy to have a baby in college but were crazy right along with you. Those friends who stood in the blessing circle with you and you stood in their's. They watched and loved on your first baby while you took your hubby to the ultrasound to find out you were having .... another boy!
Those friends. Those friends you only see but every two years or so, and only for a few hours. But you pick right up where you left off and you leave with your heart full to the brim.
This last visit, we stepped right outside their front door and did a quick family pictures session. And then we made our respective eldest offspring babysit the whole clan and we took off for a quick milkshakes-and-fries date night. And we looked at each other in awe, "Have we really made it this far?!" We really have and it's really freaking awesome.