I asked my youngest how his first day of kindergarten went, if he knew anyone in his class.
He said, “No, but I made friends. Everyone in my class wants to be my friend.”
That’s just his personality. He hasn’t met anyone who isn’t a friend.
I guess it’s just my personality, being introverted, where it’s not as easy for me. I don’t fall into those easy friendships.
But when I do count someone as a friend, those are my people. I’d do anything for them and I’m fiercely loyal to them. They are like family to me.
I was lucky enough to get to spend time with some of those people last week, during Family Forward, in addition to spending time with my family. Like the lovely Nicole. When you find those people, you treasure any time you get to spend with them because you know that type of connection doesn’t happen all the time.
I’ve mentioned before that my oldest is a lot like me. His first day of school was more about who his teachers were and what he’ll being doing in school, rather than what friends are in his class.
And yet, he’s finding his people, too.
Last week, at one point, we looked around and wondered where on earth he’d gotten off to. We weren’t overly concerned because we were in a meeting area in our hotel, not out and about in the parks, but still.
And then we realized we was off doing this:
And any time he was off somewhere, in the pool or at one of the events, we knew who he was with, because he was off with a friend.
And it made my heart feel good, to know that while his path is more like his mom’s than his baby brother’s, he’s still finding his own way.
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