I love when Anne of Green Gables talks about "Kindred Spirits." It makes me think of all the kindred spirits in my life and how incredibly grateful I am for them and the influence for good they have had on me.
I love that my children are forming their own sets of kindred spirits.
We have a family of friends who are all kindred spirits as far as we are concerned...they have kids that match up perfectly with each of our kids (except they have a dog instead of a Lucy, but she feels pretty "kindred" with any dog so that works out great;). The one that lines up with Claire is even named Claire AND was born on the exact same day. I'm not sure you could get more kindred than that.
They moved away a couple years ago, but the oldest two came back for a visit last month.
To say Elle was excited would be a serious understatement. And I love how everyone just picked up right exactly how they left off a couple years ago.
A few of the mobs of friends who had waited with baited breath for Emma's return did a little picture-posing for me:
Among the many things these girls did that week, we got to go to a close-by lake for a little day-trip with some family friends and a few of the girls. Grace, our water-sport-girl was in pure heaven.
And even Elle wake-boarded (which is a huge deal since she's been scared to death to try it for years after some weird bad experience...it's amazing what a little peer pressure can do).
Claire eats up all the attention she gets from the big girls.
Here she is rocking out with them to Justin Bieber:
I hope these girls know how lucky they are to have each other.
Because they really, really are.
We all miss you already, Emma!