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So I do actually have friends!

In case anyone is keeping track – 2 more weeks exactly until we go from a family of 5 to a family of 6.

It was my baby shower on Saturday and Ansie and Natasha did an amazing job – baby was so super spoilt and we got the perfect mix of pretty and practical things. We now, definitely, have enough “stuff” for her arrival. I am still waiting to feel emotionally prepared though – I wonder if it will actually happen before she arrives? photo (3)

During the baby shower a few of us were talking about how long we have known each other and I had a “ping” moment – I do actually have some proper, strong friendships. Relationships, friendships especially, are not my strong point but despite this I have know some of the ladies who were there for nearly 12 years! I consider them all good friends.

We don’t see each other often, we don’t talk or email or sms often but we are still friends. We have, in varying ways, been there for each other. We have been through marriages, divorces, births, deaths and broken hearts together. We have cried on each others shoulders, asked for advice, celebrated many many birthdays, we have watched each others children, we have celebrated their victories. We have fought, been angry and questioned decisions and choices made, we distanced ourselves and then moved closer again.

For me, they have become my family. I don’t need to always see them to know they are there. I don’t need to always agree with them to love them. Isn’t that what friendship is?

I am also so very glad that I have this awesome group of women in my life as we all approach the teenage years a whole lot faster than we all like. (I am not sure if I mentioned how anxious this new phase of parenting is making me?)

One doesn’t know, till one is a bit at odds with the world, how much one’s friends who believe in one rather generously, mean to one.  ~D.H. Lawrence





  1. 27 January, 2014 / 10:27 am

    It’s cool that you have such a group of ladies in your life. I have to say, the ones that was at your baby shower on Saturday are a great bunch of ladies. They really do care deeply for you and that is wonderful. Loved talking to Michelle, do she blog and if so what is her blog address?

  2. 27 January, 2014 / 10:39 am

    Best of luck Laura – could not be there on Saturday but will find a way to see you sometime

  3. 27 January, 2014 / 10:52 am

    All the best for the short journey ahead. 5 to 6!!! Alarming, but you will cope, you always do.

    Very excited for you!

  4. 27 January, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    We really need to get together more often… and not just for weddings and babyshowers 🙂 cos I think those occasions are now over! LOL!
    Was awesome seeing you all again

  5. 27 January, 2014 / 7:43 pm

    I’m so glad you realised you have some great friendships.

    Your pregnancy is going by WAY too fast!!!!



  6. 28 January, 2014 / 9:53 am

    Wow! Can’t believe she is arriving so soon! I have a little something for you – pls send me your postal addie so I can get it on it’s way to you xx

  7. 29 January, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    Beautiful post. I actually have a friendship post floating in my head – need to write up and publish.
    I can’t believe she’s nearly here. Sjoe. Min dae!

  8. 30 January, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Lovely post…and I knew you had a lot of good friends…and they are so precious.

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