we're all different. we're all remarkable women in our own right. it wasn't the excellent wine or cheese or chocolate soufflé, but rather the excellent company that made last night so fabulous.
one of the girls had a beautiful baby a few weeks ago, and since she can't quite rejoin girls' night out just yet, we met at her house before we headed to the wine bar.
it's amazing to see a good friend with her husband and new baby boy. she was just glowing. and baby boy is adorable. after cooing over baby boy, we let the new little family relax, and headed over to the wine bar.
we talked about guys and kids and pets. we discussed politics and work and travel plans.
some of us have similar opinions, and some of us have differing opinions (politics, raising children, how to get a guy*), but we all value each other's opinions, and that's what makes these gatherings so meaningful.
each of us has exciting things coming up (marriage, trip to South America, half marathon). only one of us has something that's standard "life milestone" exciting, but that doesn't diminish the importance of any of our plans.
each of us has had difficult situations to deal with (car accidents, break-ups, medical concerns), but we're all there for each other to help get through the tough spots.
my friends reminded me of these things just when I needed reminding. and I love them for it.
I truly have amazing friends.
* more on this later.