Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Perfect way to start the day

A latte and a chat with a friend.
My girlfriend from college, who was my maid of honour at my wedding, met me for coffee this morning. It was so nice to just sit and relax in the quiet of the coffee house, with another adult. No kids in sight, except for the ones in our bellies!

We are both pregnant and due at the exact same time. Both of our ultrasound due dates are September 1.

I am so thankful for my relationship with D. We met probably on the first day of college and we clicked right away. We probably spent more time with each other than anyone else. Until Dh and I started really dating. I was a totally sucky friend and immersed myself in the boyfriend and blew off my friends more than once. I still feel bad about that. I also helped set her up with a guy who was totally wrong for her. Bad friend! She did meet her future husband in spite of my meddling, they started dating after the year was done.

The following summer though, there was no one I wanted to stand with me more than D. She graciously agreed and helped make my day so very special.

We lived in separate cities after that. Hubby and I moved back to my hometown and D stayed in the city. Every time we would come to the city to shop or visit, us girls would try to get together and it was always so comfortable to be around her. I was one of her 3 pregnant bridesmaids at her wedding and she introduced me to the wonders of specialty coffee.

As the years have passed, we have lived far away and we have lived close. We have never seen each other on a completely regular basis, but every time we come together it is like we have never been apart. We are always able to share our hearts and our lives freely and openly.

Now we live only a couple of neighbourhoods apart, we both are mothers and wives and now we are pregnant together. I hope we have many more coffee mornings, it was exactly the break I needed with exactly the person I wanted to be with.

Love you D. Thanks for making my day.


  1. Sounds like a lovely day Kris!
    There's something about old friends....

  2. After your post yesterday, I know it was exactly the thing you needed! And I'm so glad you were able to have it :)

    Go D!


  3. A kidless chat with a good friend is the best medicin

  4. This is so wonderful for you. I can't believe you are both pregnant and such close friends and have that same due date - WOW!! This is a friendship that was meant to be and you are lucky!

    Take care- Kellan

  5. Sounds amazing. Really amazing.

  6. How cool that you're both expecting on the same day! And how blessed you are to have such a good friend.

  7. These kinds of days are the ones that keep us sane.

  8. I love those kind of visits too!

    I'm so happy you had that kind of day.

  9. What a lovely tribute to your friend. May you have many more years of lattes together....

  10. It sounds nice. I wish my best friends lived closer - I would love to do more casual coffee dates with them!

  11. That does sound like a good way to start the day... That's so crazy that your due dates are the same!

  12. GASP! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! I am so mad that I missed it!