Brady's mom, Kerry (see sidebar) posted about friends a couple months ago and a catch phrase her brother-in-law asked her when discussing a friend was, "Is she the type of friend who would come over and scrub your toilet for you?" Which got her thinking, which got me thinking. Do I have those friends who will scrub my toilet? And not because I am tired, hormonal, and seven months pregnant either! But those true friends who are there for you through thick and thin, the good times and bad times. Who love you even when you always have a bad hair day, are cranky and rundown, or whine too much (especially on her blog!). I talked about feeling alone sometimes in my group of friends, and I admit I do sometimes. It's natural. I am sure there are times when everyone feels like the outsider at some point or another. But all of those particular friends have reached out to me, especially after I admitted my feelings, and have asked what can they do to help. You guys have already done so much for me. You were all there making meals for me after Clare was born. You were all there taking Jamie and making more meals when Clare was in the hospital. You are all there whenever I need to talk. You are all there to marvel at Clare's triumphs, share in our joy, and stand by me during the down times. You never judge me, but accept and support me. And, I believe, you would all scrub my toilet for me (or at least send your cleaning lady over... ha ha ha!).
So you know who you are... thank you for being my toilet scrubbers! (And, just so you know, I would scrub your toilet, too. Just don't ask me until this pregnancy is over.)