Tuesday, January 02, 2007

We are so lucky

When I was pregnant with Fiona I took a Birthing From Within childbirth class. There I met two wonderful couples (who also had the same midwives as we did). We all stayed in touch after the classes were over. All of the moms and babies went to this wonderful support group for new parents here in Seattle at the Community Birth and Family Center. The group was called First Weeks. There we made friends with a couple of other mothers. After First Weeks was over we decided to meet at a coffee shop and hang out with our babies. We picked up a couple more people along the way. Three years later we are all still friends. We don't get together as often, but it has been such a blessing for all of us. We found kindred spirits. These are people I expect to be friends with for the rest of my life. Here is a picture from our second annual Christmas party. There are the eight original children (all born between June and Sept of 2003) and now four second children join the ranks.


jackie said...

What a great thing to have so many kids all so close in age and have only one of them be yours!

elsewhere said...

Jeepers! This beats having four cats.

jen said...

that is a goosebump-inducing picture. It will be a treasure to look back on when you are all still friends and they are all grown up!!