I wouldn’t change my life at all now or the things that I have done – I LOVE my life right now, I love my husband, I love being a step-mum to Curly (though not always the crap that comes with being a step-mum from the “other’ side), I love being a Mummy (especially a SAHM) its the “job” I always wanted from a young age and its exactly the challenge I thought it would be. I love my family and I love my friends! See I’m so full of love right now – and no I have been drinking or doing drugs – not my thing!
BUT I am quite sad at how your friendships change, not necessarily because my friends don’t have children either. I had some very close friends at work but thanks to geography, their working hours and family commitments, my family commitments etc we just don’t seem to see each other for months at a time. Someone (an old friend) once told me that we have friends for “a time, a reason or a season” which kind of explained things but didn’t really make me feel any better about the good friends who have melted away over the past years. I always have the best intentions that I WILL go and see this friend/that friend or that I will write but before you know it a week, a month or a year has passed and still nothing.
Facebook has been a fantastic tool for re-awakening some old friendships and finding new ones. I have had contact with people I have seen for about 15 years (that makes me feel old!) and yet I can speak to them like it was only yesterday. Thanks to FB I have found people who I didn’t even know existed yet have always been important in my life – I never thought I would say it but computers/internet are brilliant – where would be without them!?!?
So a quick note to my friends out there who I have seen/spoke to in a while – if you’re reading this, I’m sorry that we haven’t communicated in a while but it doesn’t mean I think of you any less or that I’ve forgotten about you. I hope you are happy and that life is treating you well. Should you ever need me, I still am and always will be here for you xx