I’ve had alot of friends in my life and I’m thankful for each one of them. I had friends in high school, college and work, some that I’ve kept in touch with and some I’ve lost touch with. My Hippie Chicks have defied the distancing and distractions that can occur in a friendship that is not nurtured and fed. I’ve learned from my girlfriend, Beth how to be a really good friend. Our friendship started when our boys didn’t really like to go to “playgroup”;but we made them go anyway. Playgroup was always noisy and chaotic. Kind of like Hippie Chick outings are now. The boys didn’t really enjoy the chaos. We went anyway. The playgroup moms were learning how to take care of our children. We also needed to take care of ourselves and that group of young women learned together.
Over time, Beth and I would get together outside of playgroup to let our boys play in less chaotic environments. Not surprisingly, her friendship became as important to me as Austen and Will’s are to them. We laughed together, sought each other’s advice, really relied on each other. Knowing Beth has allowed me to open my self up to other friendships since I met her. I think she taught me how to be a better friend. She is surely still teaching me. Thanks Ms Beth for being you and helping me to be a better me.