When I was younger I always wanted to have lots of friends. I thought the more friends I had, the better off I was. But as I have gotten older, I have realized that it's not the amount of friends you have, but the quality of the friendships. Throughout the years I have realized what a true friend is, and I am so very lucky to have some really great friends. You know the kind that would drop anything to come to your house so you can cry on their shoulder type of friends. I will forever be grateful for these wonderful people who are in my life.
When Derek started coaching swimming at the high school I was worried we wouldn't fit in. That worry lasted all of about 5 minutes. Everyone was, and has been, so nice and welcoming. In the six years he has been coaching there have been many families we have met. All of them very nice. Some of them have become more than just families on the swim team. I'm not sure why you click with some people in a way that makes you want to stay in their life, but sometimes you just do. This is the case with Belinda & Kris. Derek only coached their daughter for two years, and I don't really remember when they became people we wanted in our lives and our kids lives, but I'm so glad they did. We love going to visit them on Halloween and seeing them at swim meets. They are just nice people who love our children. How much better can it get? Thank you Belinda & Kris for allowing us into your lives. Our lives, and our children's lives are better for it.