Sunday, July 19, 2009

I love our friends

I had a moment this afternoon when I looked around the patio and was a bit overwhelmed with emotion. I had planned this party for Henry thinking, "man, I'm partied out" but explaining to a 3 year old that he doesn't get a party because Mom and Dad are pooped is just inexcusable. As I looked around I saw all our friends; those regulars who always come and help me more than they know, the out-of-town surprisers, our loved neighbors, those friends who came from a distance and for whom staying home may have been the 'easy' thing to do on a Sunday, those who called sadly because they would have rather been here than do what they needed to instead, and those kidless folks who mean so much to our kids and put up with our kids so well! Y'all overwhelmed me and you're lucky at that moment that I just took your picture and didn't cry on you.
I love our friends. Thank you.

Henry is grateful.


Ali said...

Love seeing all those photos :) and look at all those babies! We love you Henry and are so excited to see you in a couple of weeks!

Heidi Bruch said...

We love you. Enough said.

pati said...

Looks like you had a great birthday party. So many little ones to share the fun. I love Henry playing the new guitar.