Sunday, December 9, 2007

M&M Annual Christmas Party

Sam's finger is in his nose for EVERY group shot...
We didn't think to take a picture till half the kids had left....notice Sam checking out his "findings"
Twins, Liam and Patrick. Their mom Kit is AMAZING!

Audrey & big sister Rachel After Sam was born, I went to a Mommy Group at the Birth Center where he was born a few times. I didn't really click with any of the women (Women who chose to have their babies someplace other than a hospital, with a midwife and without drugs tend to be a tad crunchier than I...). I stopped going and just went at the new mommy thing on my own.

I can remember taking Sam to the mall that winter and seeing a large group of women with babies about the same age all having lunch together at the food court. My eyes filled with tears and I felt incredibly jealous of them. Although I had a lot of friends with children, I was the last in my group to have a baby and their kids were older than Sam...I thought that when I became a stay home mom I would see lots of them, but I didn't. Their kids had different schedules, different friends, different abilities. I felt so alone.

One of those mommies approached me. She recognised me from the gym and I had gone to college with her husband. She told me that these women all attended a Mommy Support Group at the hospital and she invited me to come. I wanted to hug her. I remember how anxious I was for the day of the meeting to arrive, I wanted to make friends so badly!

That group has been a life saver, I honestly can't imagine what my life would be like today if I hadn't met them! Some of the women have become very close friends, others I only see once in a while. For the last three years we have had a Birthday Party for all of our kids and we have a Christmas Party. It's fun to see how much everyone has grown...siblings have joined our group and more are on the way...I hope that this tradition continues in the years to come.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

so fun. I want to join!!!