Once the girls went to bed we sat on the back porch. Sarah came over, Eric was there (obviously) and the four of us sat out back for hours just talking and laughing and reveling in each other's company.
I am so very thankful to have a spouse who is my best friend and strong and smart women friends. What a gift it is to have even a small handful of people who I care for and who care for me.
Friendship is one of the true joys of life. Too often I think friendships are neglected, or undervalued. The truth is that having a circle of meaningful friendships (near or far) can make a good life great.