Reunited! After soooo long these kiddos are back together. 💗😭🙏💫 We tracked it back tonight and apparently I was 26 yo when I struck up a conversation with a sweet pregnant mama in the bleachers of a Firefighter Olympics softball game in 1999 in Santa Ana. Now, 23 years later, the birth of six kids between the two of us and so many twists and turns of life’s journey here we are reunited again. Carolyn was with us year after year through SO much. Sleep deprivation, baby loss, family trials, chronic illness…so much more. I am forever grateful our paths crossed all those years ago and for the friendships that ensued…and endure to this day. I still remember all these kiddos running around in their jammies from room to room. Every parent like an Auntie / Uncle and every child so seen and so loved. It’s a tragedy every child isn’t raised with a village, I sure wish there was a village for every family. There would be a lot less judgement, cruelty and isolation if there was. We are creatures wired for connection, I truly believe that. These kids will carry their connection with them through all life’s phases and stages. And for that I am truly grateful. #together 365 Days of Gratitude...day 290 (290/365/y12) #365DaysofGratitude #GratitudeGirl #DailyGratitude #EverydayMagic #gratefulone #california #greatmen #bestdads #sograteful #framily #blessed #reunited pc: C.B.

Posted by lindsaypera at 2022-06-21 16:48:31 UTC