The minute I heard you say “I have 5 kids” I knew, you were One. Tough. Lady,Laura McBride.
I had instant admiration for a woman who looked so good and had it all together, even with a full house. And THEN, you told us that 2 of them were adopted. You told us the story and the heart it took to go through all of it.
And to this day, I hope and pray to be a mom that is even half as good as you are.
You’ve also been like a second mom to me. We’ve had some very deep and meaningful conversations and we’ve had shopping days-running all over town for a little Indian outfit! (Which you completely and totally pulled off, by the way!) You helped me get through quitting a job, ending a relationship, and finding myself. I have an ache in my heart to be closer to you, to share more of those moments.
And oh, those kids. Handsome, beautiful, sweet, polite, and God-loving, I adore each of them so much.
I miss you and your terrific family. Thank you for stepping into my life and changing it for the better.