This morning Morgan Kate and I had a play date with these two beautiful people.
Will, Hollie and Morgan Kate
I say "we" had a play date, because it was as much as a time for me to visit with Hollie as it was for MK to play with Will. We had such a great time together and our kiddos had fun too. Well, except for when Morgan Kate pinched Will on his cheek.
Hollie and I taught together for several years, but she was much more than my co-worker. She was and still is a very dear friend. She is such a kind hearted person. She is so giving and so thoughtful. She can make me laugh so hard. And she is such a great listener. There were many mornings and afternoons where I would walk over to her room and ask her advice or vent to her my problems. She always stopped to listen and it always meant so much.
When Hollie found out she was pregnant with Will we were all ecstatic. And the happiness continued when just a few months later I found out I was pregnant. We were going to be pregnant together and our babies were only going to be a few months apart. Or so we thought. I may be slightly off on my dates, but I am pretty sure Hollie went into labor on August 14th, the first day back for teachers. The same day that I went back and later that afternoon had a doctor's appointment, only to find out I had begun to dilate. Will made his debut that day and Morgan Kate made her grand entrance just ten days later. Our babies who were supposed to be four months apart, ended up being only days apart.
When MK was in the NICU Hollie came by to visit. Here she was a brand new mom with all the things that accompany being a a brand new mom, and she was making time to come see us. It was so touching and so meaningful to me. I still vividly remember the day she came by. And with all the cords and wires and sounds and beeps, she still talked to me like I was a normal brand new mom. She asked me questions about MK's feeding and sleeping and all of those things that new moms talk about. We talked about her and Will and breast feeding and sleepless nights. It was so nice to talk and catch up and I left the NICU that day feeling refreshed.
Today our visit was much the same. We talked about children, married life, friends and work. We talked about houses, nap times, flooring and even bug spray. And while we talked and laughed, we watched our two August babies playing and running. We had a great time and we she left today I again felt refreshed and rejuvenated.