This afternoon was a typical one- the craziness of school pick up, the fun of trying to juggle work and the kids until 5 pm, the dinner rush and the bath time antics. All normal, but I couldn’t stop staring at my watch. My patience wasn’t what it should have been and I just wanted to get out of the house.
Tonight was Girls Night.
I have been so lucky over this past year to carve out a great group of girl friends. Making friends as an adult is hard and it doesn’t come easy. The bar was set really high because of the wonderful friends I still have from elementary school- it was really hard to find women that measured up. Which makes it that much sweeter when things finally did click into place.
We started doing monthly girls nights back in September and now they are as essential to me as date nights with the Hubs. I need a group of supportive, funny, smart, compassionate women around me- just like every other woman does. I need shoulders to not only cry on, but woman to laugh with over the craziness that is life. Women with advice on everything from relationships to books to child raising to vacation tips. I can share everything with the Hubs but sometimes he just doesn’t get it- and that’s fine. Sometimes a woman just needs a girl friend and I’m so very glad I’ve found a new group to call my own.
So tonight I’m thankful for laughing so hard my sides hurt. I’m thankful for honest advice and friends who like to eat as much as I do. I’m thankful for the joy, the richness and the fun that all my friends bless me with.