It takes a village
A precious day and night with two of my best friends in the world: starting high school together we've been friends for close to 25 years. Fleur has come over from Australia to spend time as Penny has had a new baby; just as I went to visit Fleur when her first son Josh was born. Then, we remarked how true 'it takes a village to raise a child' is - wishing we were closer to be that village for each other.
Today we remembered the conversation as we moved quietly in Pen's home: enjoying time with each others' children, almost as if they were our own.
I love my brothers with all my heart and wouldn't swap them for the world: but these women are my sisters in all but name.