We would sit outside and watch each others kids, while one of us would change a load of laundry and change places again! One of us would start dinner while the other one watched the kids and then we would change places!
I learned alot from Heather, new words, new ways to speak to my children and a new openness with women and how time, quality time, really makes the difference! A new kind of friendship, the kind you would call and tell about one of the kids "firsts" or the one you would call to complain about the husband or complain about how one of the kids did something wrong and she never held it against me or them! That's the kind of friend I am striving to be!
I remember she was the first one I called, when I found out I was pregnant with Mitchell (not planned by me) and she cried with me about being pregnant, I was so disappointed and she was there with me every step of the way, whether it was crying, acceptance, laughter, joy and she was the one who helped me bring him in and be such a proud mommy of three! She never held it against me (that I was disappointed at first), she just loved me through it all, and (gosh, my family would have never been complete without Mitchey) and was just there for whatever mood I was in! I just love good friends like her!
She was there when I wanted to be angry, happy, sad, loving, joyful!
Good friends are there when life happens and changes and stays the same! I have lots of friends like that! Heather, she's special, I get to enjoy her being a sister, I got to watch it from next door and I even got included! I love that! She was there, when my heart was smashed by someone I thought was a friend, she even cleaned up the beer mug I knocked over on floor, when I was venting! She never held it against me, she just loved me!
That's the qualities I strive for, in becoming a better friend!
I am blessed with so many good friends and have tons of good memories to blog about, I think that that is my next two weeks of blogs! Good friends I want to be like!
Ok, one last quick memory with Heather.
I was baking for Christmas and using dark chocolate! Mitchell couldn't have been more than two! I turned around to get a chunk of chocolate and it was GONE! I looked and searched and then I looked into the living room and there was Mitchell chomping on dark chocolate as fast as he could in the Green Lazyboy! Did I go get him and get the chocolate or did I pick up the phone laughing and call Heather to tell her that Mitchell belonged to her? I picked up the phone to tell Heather, that Mitchell loves chocolate and could not possibly belong in the Witt family!
Yes, she also taught me how to laugh again, instead of being so strict and this is this and this is why we do this! She taught me to laugh at the funny stuff and enjoy my children and she reminded me, that I am a mom and not a boot camp!
Heather taught me so much about being a person, I don't know where I'd be today without her!
Love you Heather!
I am so blessed with great friends!