I am so blessed.Â Blessed to have a large group of friends.Â Women friends.Â I refer to them as my sisterhood of friends.
Yes, I have six “real” sisters, but my network of friends includesÂ many women with whom I am closer than I am to some of my “real” sisters.
Many in my sisterhood of friends include those I have met in my role as a mother.Â There is nothing quite like sharing the joys and trials of mothering children than with those who are going through it with you.
Seriously, since my own mother has been absent from my life, I don’t know how I could have managed without my mom friends.Â I have learned so much about how to be a good mom from my mom friends.
A group of us, who met nearly 20 years ago through our local Mothers of Twins Club, got together recently.
13 mothersÂ of twins (and more) – 44 children, 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.Â Work outside the home moms.Â Stay at home moms.
We have been through a lot of life experiences together.Â Challenging life experiences like death and divorce and stuff with kids.Â Rewarding life experiences, too.Â Moms love sharingÂ the successes of their children with each other. It’s always good to be able to pat each other on the back for a job well done.
We worked on Board together.Â Moms who volunteer together are a powerful force.
Four of my closest mothers of twins club friends.
This organization connected me with many wonderful women back when my kids were young, but it continues to connect me with other wonderful women who are newer in this journey of motherhood.
I wouldn’t giveÂ up the friendships that I have made with them for anything.Â I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:
Make new friends.
But keep the old.
One is silver.
And the other gold.