where to begin? katy and i were alto choir buddies when we discovered we were both pregnant with boys to be born two weeks apart. j and little man are now six and have been friends since birth. as the boys have transitioned through different stages, katy and i have done life together... asking questions back and forth and comparing notes, as well as slipping karen kingsbury books in each others diaper bags at church. j stayed with our family when his brother was born; both brothers were dropped off around 2:00 AM a few years later when their sister arrived. baby #4 will arrive this summer and we will not be able to help. life is moving this family to south carolina and we will miss them greatly.
we got together for a fun pool afternoon and dinner. katy and i sent the children outside to eat so we could talk in peace... first almost uninterrupted conversation in six years. they played until we turned on the flood lights and when the bugs started biting we let them back in and they played some more.it was after 10:00 (on a school night) when katy and i shared a tearful final goodbye. her husband warned her that would happen.