I have gained some of my absolute dearest friends in life through mothering. Our paths may never have crossed before, we might not have found as much in common pre-baby, but now our journeys are similar – thus bringing a beautiful sisterhood with some extraordinary women.
Plus, I can laugh with and be sweetly amazed by some of their littles.
Case in point: Annie.
We just love Annie and her family. A huge blessing of “family-hood.” The other night I was dropping off something at their house, and Annie (dressed in full princess garb of course, one of her & abi’s love languages!) ran to the door and said “Wait! I have something for Abi.” She came back with ‘Sparkle.’ “Abi can keep it too, if she wants – I’d like her to have it.”
You should have seen Abi’s face. A mixture of sweet joy and excitement. The beauty of receiving a special kindness from someone. Annie was selfless and it totally made Abi’s night. What a beautiful encouragement to me from a 4 year old. To give generously. To take joy in someone else’s happiness. To just share some sparkle!
God loves a cheerful giver.
-- 2 Corinthians 9:7