I've just had such a wonderful time with girlfriends. There are some people who just easily touch my heart. Even though I don't see this group often I love them dearly.
It was so nice to have each of them meet Abby. We had lunch, shopped, lots of talking, dinner and more talking. We took a picture with each of their hands on my growing belly. (I need to get a copy to post). I felt "normal pregnant". Just enjoying time with ladies who were joyful about my baby.
There were a few conversations about Abby (and a long one late at night). When each friend asked me "how I was really doing?" I gave my most honest answer. That I'm in a really good place. That life feels normal again, although I have reminders of how unusual that normal is. And that is exactly how I was feeling.
I feel her little kicks and a smile crosses my face. I hold my hand on my belly and feel love and comfort by her presence. I love being pregnant, I love growing a new life.
I think this is such a beautiful picture (thanks so much Annie!!). We always get excited when our friends are growing a new life... but there is something special about Abby. And it's so wonderful to see the tender love that my friends have for her.