Sunday, May 14, 2006

My Wealth

My great-grand mother Ebie once commented to me, as I walked her from my house to my aunt's house next door after a visit,--a visit during which many of my friends had stopped by--"that it is friends that make you rich, not money. You are lucky to have so many nice friends."

I am lucky. I have always been. Not in the way some people are but I know that I have always been blessed by knowing so many great people that I can call my friends.

She died a year after telling me this but her words have long stuck with me. So on this Mother's Day I want to thank all my Mommy friends and family for giving me such a rich life. With you guys as friends I live my life like I have Bill Gates's bank account. Thanks to: Lala, Bubbles, Noni, Tara, Meme, Dee, Carrie, Liz, Kim, Pam, Steph, Stacie, Barb, Jess, Danielle, Tisha, Anne, Camille, Lissa and on and on. You guys make this Mommy gig easier by keeping those tough days from ever feeling lonely.

I especially want to wish Meme and Carrie a happy first Mother's Day. Meme, I know you have waited years to be a Mommy. Congratulations. I am sure that you will be as excellent mother as you are aunt, friend and confidant. And to Carrie, I say welcome to club. You will laugh more now than you ever did before.

Last night Meme was hospitable enough to yet again host us at her house for a fun evening of food, drink and fireworks. The kids had fun too:

Check out Beau's arm. Rookie of the year 2021:

All the kids; Carmella, baby Pat, Beau and Chase:

Best buds--that is when they aren't killing each other:

Fireworks and Carmella's cabbage patch:


  1. All of those beautiful kiddos are pretty valuable, if you ask me. And ditto on the moms.

  2. Awwww. You're the best! We love you, too. It is sooo good to have company in the mommy journey.