Friends and Sisters

Friends and Sisters April 1, 2014
Lake Mead/Hoover Dam Happiness

I think my sides are still hurting from all the laughter I shared with dear friends, Kellie, J’, and K’ this past weekend in Las Vegas. It has been going on fifteen years since Kellie and I roomed together at Princeton, but that girl still knows how to get me rolling. No sooner had we collapsed into bed Thursday evening our first night, but we were cracking up over some misadventure. We talked for a good hour lying there, giggling and reminiscing despite the 3-hour time lag.  Ahh… Sisterhood is a glorious thing.

Supermoms @ Red Rocks

We feasted on delicious food. We toured grand hotels and saw hilarious sights on the strip one afternoon. We bent and stretched our bodies during a morning Pilates/Power Yoga session. We hiked Red Rocks and felt like supermoms. We hugged and complained to and encouraged one another. We counseled and philosophized and exchanged. We strategized and attempted to solve political issues. We ate real caramel and drank good wine. We prayed.

In other words, we celebrated sisterhood.

Celebrating Sisterhood!

It’s not often as moms we give ourselves the space and time to get away and remember why we love our vocations as mothers as much as we do. K’ commented while sitting on the porch Saturday afternoon on the joy of getting away, but the bittersweetness in missing her babies so much. There was always an iPhone out, sharing pics and videos of the latest thing one of our children has been up to. My GG was texting me hilarious quotes from the kids all weekend. We reveled in our families from afar and shared them with each other. We also feasted on J’s sweet Pia in person. What love for a baby! She was ours for the weekend.

Our last dinner Sunday night, we toasted to good friends and great food. Shrimp ceviche, gazpacho, steak and mushrooms… Kel and I were together until the final moments of her airplane calling. We hugged and it was complete. Texts rang out soon after as we laughed over travel hilarity and the like. I soon boarded my own plane to returned jet-lagged and bleary-eyed on the red eye. Yet despite my fatigue yesterday morning, my spirit was lighter and my worries less important. I was ready to take on the rigors of my bustling household. I faced the week with determination. I have my sisters to thank for that.

No matter where life takes us; what mishaps occur within the days of the coming year; what life changes come and go, we are united in the bond of eternal sisterhood. Thank you, Lord, for such a gift. I am already counting down ’til next year…

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  • Ahh, miss you all already! Love the arms up photos. Tip for our dear readers from K’, put your arms up in photos and it makes them much more fun, both in the present and future. Love, love, love the time with dear girlfriends. It is so important for my sanity and joy in this vocation to spend time with you dear ladies. I too returned exhausted from a very turbulent red-eye. BUT my spirit is renewed and I am cherishing my children’s crazy antics all the more today. It is so hard to make the time to get away but sooooo good to get the perspective that distance can offer.

  • BTW, for entertainment, we all took a silly buzz feed survey called, “what would your profession be in medieval times.” Our dear J’ would have been a tailor (amazing sense of style, great work ethic, mild mannered, attention to detail, etc.). B-mama would have been a witch doctor (in medieval times this was a doctor, so pretty high end stuff there). Any guesses as to what my profession would have been? Hint — it relates to entertainment and I would have lived in the castle.

  • buildingcathedralstexasmommy

    SOOO fun!! Wish I could have been there!

  • Katrina

    What great pictures – it sounds like you guys had a great time of fellowship and fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • Katrina

    Ummm, court jester?

  • Yes!