Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday - 3 Musketeers

Two of my best friends came to me as a result of hurt and pain suffered in my life and in theirs. Michy Mee, Boobalicious, and I are adoptive moms who met through the adoption agency. If we had not suffered the loss of infertility and the joy of adoption, we never would have met.

My first memory of Boobalicious was at the restaurant the day we met Motor Mouth's Birth Mom. She helped to facilitate the meeting and immediately set us all at ease with her laughter and funny banter. Boobalicious became my go-to person for all sorts of adoption-related and mommy questions. The best gift she gave me was sharing her daughter's breast milk with Mini Me. Now THAT is a friend!!

My most vivid memory of Michy Mee was when she came to our home to deliver meals after Mini Me was born. Michy Mee walked in with multiple dishes of amazing food, set them down, put out her hands and said, "Hand that baby over to me." She then proceeded to love on my daughter as if she were her very own.  Michy Mee started that adoptive family meal program. Later, we were co-chairs on an incredible fundraising banquet that raised boatloads of cash for the adoption agency!!

Of course, I'll never forget my going away dinner and our little shopping trip afterwards. All 3 of us scored big time that night!! It's time for another shopping excursion...

I really love these ladies. We all get 'it'. We understand each other's emotional journey. We were there along the way. The 3 of us are smart, strong, funny, capable women who tell it like it is. No, there is never a dull moment when we are all together and no, you won't get a word in edgewise. But I guarantee you lots of laughs.

We've been there for each other in good times and bad times. There have been times when we weren't talking to each other but we have always picked right up and continued on. We have each other's backs. Recently, we came through our latest fire together and we are as strong as ever.

This fall, the 3 Musketeers are embarking on Chicago.
We are gonna tear this town up!!!


Shan said...

Friends like that are awesome!

Michelle said...

love you my friend!!