Thursday, March 5, 2015

When your work BFF has big news ...

I barely squeaked out of Texas yesterday before the big icy cold front hit.

Three hours later, I arrived in sunny Southern California, ready for two packed days of meetings and a little catching up with my work BFF. We live in different parts of the country, so we really only get to see each other a few times a year.

I had my suspicions, but I was really excited when she shared with me that she is expecting a baby.

I am thrilled for her.

Of course, I also had a few other thoughts run through my head, too.

The travel required for our job is not for the faint of heart. It is also not for most moms, unless you have a solid support system at home. And, by support, I mean somebody who can simultaneously hold down the fort with the kids and tolerate your level of mom-guilt-crazy that can flare up without warning.

I am so happy for my friend, but I wonder if she will make it work. I wonder if she will find the balance. I wonder if this might be the last time I ever see her.

It can be bittersweet when your work BFF has big news. I am not a huge fan of change, but I have been around for a long time. I have seen almost everybody come and go.

And I really hope she doesn't go.


1 comment: