Friday, October 14, 2005

Building my Village....

One of the moms that I volunteer with (breastfeeding peer councelor) wanted to buy a wrap from me so I went to see her today... I really didn't think that I would be there long... I have only seen her a handful of times and only within the group setting.. I didn't even really know her name but I did know that she was mom of 5 kids and is due with#6 in 2-3 weeks.. So, I decided this morning when I got up that I was going to make her a loaf of bread....
I got to her house and was enthralled... her home is a dream home for me... a century old home at the end of a long lane filled with trees (all golden at the moment) Her front yard is full of trees and looks over the playground of the school that her kids attend... litterally the playground of the shcool is the front yard of the house.. on the side of the house is a barn and in back a yard full of trees, a playground of their own and they even have rabbits and I think they have chickens (not sure about that one though)...
I went in a handed her the bread and I knew that I had made a new friend.... we started talking and she is an amazing woman and an amazing mom.... Her oldest (a girl) is almost 12, then 3 boys (10,8,6) and a wild haired 3 yo daughter.... We talked over tea and continued talking until her kids came home for lunch and I got to meet them all... then we kept on talking until it was time for me to leave... It was amazing to see Colin with all of the other kids... he dealt with her 3 yo like he deals with his brother but when the other kids cam in he was in love! The 12 year old adopted him for the hour she was home and Colin started to go to her to get picked up.... he even snuggled into her shoulder as she walked with him....
I think that this a friend that I would love to get to know even more... we share many of the same values and it was just fun....
She and the kids loved the bread and I left with some sourdough starter from the bread that shee makes...

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