I remember when my friend Anna told us she was starting a blog and the group of church ladies I was with was like "O that Anna, is this like when you tried out for America's Funniest Housewife?" We barely knew what a blog was. Anna riffed on family life incognito until she outed by the horror of a parent's worse nightmare. Outliving your child.
I don't see Anna as often as I'd like to because I am a self employed working artist/wife/mom/shopkeeper/house cleaner/laundress. Lame excuses.
My boy and Jack were the same age & in the same Sunday school class. Anna and I would meet for lunch and commiserate about our quirky, passionate, intelligent , funny sons and wonder why didn't we get them together more often.
Yesterday would have been Jack's 15th birthday. I am honored Anna still takes my calls.
We need to get together more often.