Aren't having friends the best. You know the ones where you could go without talking for a long time and just pick up right where you left off.
I met up with the other two girls in the below picture for dinner this week. They were here on business and are still going strong working their stock market hours @ my old place of employment. Sometimes I have to be honest and say that thinking about going back to work seems like it would be a break. Being a Mom @ full force takes a strong woman who is not weary of heart. Could not imagine throwing work into the Mom mix. I don't know how all of my working Mom friends do it.
Speaking of strength in women and Moms, the below picture represents. Between all 3 of us we have 15 kids. Friend on the left has a set of triplets and we all know that I had my five in 2 pregnancies. We used to hang out back in our single days and never would have guessed that our life would take us to where we are now. I haven't forgotten to mention my friend pictured in the middle. Not only does she have five kids but she is fighting stage 3 breast cancer. She is way to young for this but nonetheless has this battle place upon her plate @ this time. Now what is so inspiring is both her fortitude and attitude. None of us know what it is truly like behind closed doors with the battles that people truly fight but outwardly I am completely impressed with the way she is handling this situation. There's no doom and gloom over where she is. In fact she has kept such hope and her sense of humor alive. If you want to be inspired by a great and strong woman feel free to stop on by her cancer blog. Anybody has the invite to not be shy and give her any words of encouragement to help bolster her up. In fact the below picture was taken @ a party where some genius thought about throwing a cancer shower. We all got together to show our support by not only showering her with scarfs, hats, wraps but mostly love and support. She radiates beauty even without her hair.
My little brain thinks in color all of the time and I think we should throw a big huge pink party when Shelly conquers this chemo thing.