|Shopping for Easter hats|
Now that I have time to spend with my girlfriends, I know that they deal with the same issues and struggles that I do. I think if I could start over again as a young wife and mother, I would make more time for friends. Not out of selfishness and not because I don't think tending to our families is the most important thing. But because sisterhood can add such strenth and a sense of humor to our lives. It isn't like the Real Housewives of Wherever. Girlfriends can be the glue that holds us together in our most hectic and crazy times.
In my case, with six children, (and I have a husband who helps exceptionally) I found myself poured out and empty frequently. I felt that my number one responsibility was the happiness and welfare of those kids. And so, I neglected myself and thought that all those other moms were doing so much better than I was. And now I find out...they thought the same thing about me. How ironic. How much better of a wife and mom would I have been if I had taken the time to get filled back up?