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To My Friends Who Became Moms Before Me

 

Let me just start by saying that I’m sorry. So, so sorry! There is SO much that goes into this motherhood thing that I was so blissfully unaware of until I became one. And now that I’m on the other side, I’m realizing that there are so many things that I should have said, and even more things that I should have done. Since I can’t go back, I owe you this:

I’m sorry that I was too busy for you when you were in desperate need of face-to-face time with an adult.

I’m sorry that I stopped inviting you to things, assuming you wouldn’t be able to make it because of the baby.

I’m sorry that I didn’t text back when you really needed someone to talk to but didn’t know how to say it.

I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to read between the lines to know that you needed me.

I’m sorry that I didn’t know the right thing to say.

I’m sorry that you didn’t either.

And now that we’re both moms, I really need to say this:

Thank you.

Thank you for being there for me now.

Thank you for never giving up on our friendship even though I wasn’t there for you like I didn’t know I should have been.

Thank you for not saying I told you so.

Thank you for knowing what I need now, without me even saying it.

Photo from Mother’s Day with our little 3mo babe

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