Today we said “see you soon” to some of our good friends, the Sewards. We met Garreth and Sasha when we were preggers. We were both planning home births and would get together once a month at our Midwives Birthing Circle. Sasha and I would run into each other from time to time at prenatal yoga, La Leche League Meetings or Nordstrom (isn’t that where all the pregnant women hang out?). Our babies ended up being born within a week of each other and soon our families were participating in swim lessons, mommy groups and music classes on a regular basis. It has been a joy to get to know them.
This morning Freddie took them to the airport. Originally from the UK, they will be going back for a while to visit family, work on some projects and get married! Selfishly, this makes us very sad because we have enjoyed their company. Harper and Robin have been working on a budding romance and they agreed that the long distance thing is going to be a little rough (thank God for Skype!).
The best thing about friendships is that you can carry them wherever you go. Happy memories can’t fit into a suitcase, but they are the lightest things to carry. We will miss making memories with the Seward’s for now, but look forward to making many more on their return to the states.