Several years ago in a conversation with a colleague about her adult children she said that at some point in their early teens she had this insight that she was “growing her own friends”, and that she was then at the point of truly enjoying that friendship.
Both girls were home tonight. My youngest was very attentive and interested as I shared with her some real struggles I am having of late, and she gave me a great insight and gift that was like a load lifted from me. The three of us went out to dinner and talked on top of each other and told funny stories and had a great conversation about love languages. At one point during the evening one of them said, “Look at us, talking woman to woman!”
I grew such extraordinary friends, I should win a prize! Wait! I did!