I wrote about how two of my life-long friends and I decided to give a grown-up nod to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Katie had the necklace first. Her husband was awaiting orders from the Army to tell them where they would be stationed, so we thought she needed it.
The idea always seemed like a good one, but I had no idea what an experience it would be to receive the package in the mail. Reading the journal was like having Katie right there in the room with me--except I couldn't interrupt or ask questions! Wearing the necklace reminds me my friends have chosen to stay with me even though they aren't bound by blood or contract. I confess: I feel braver wearing it.
Although Ange is visiting China and Japan right now, they wanted me to have it when Baby Alexandra arrived. I'm thinking Ange's journal entries about hiking and camping on the Great Wall of China would have been more interesting than me dealing with "nesting" and behaving in a freakish nature to get all the closets cleaned while hoping baby girl didn't arrive before I threw my son's third birthday party and had her nursery prepared.
Then again, Ange is always having adventures. Baby Girl arrives only once.
See? Friends do know best.
Is our jewelry as magical as the traveling pants? I think so. Katie and her family are being stationed at their top choice. Max's birthday party was a success, the ladies of the office surprised me with a sweet shower, my home is getting tidier, and I have an obedient daughter who is hanging out in the womb until we have everything prepared for her.