Zoe’s friends

Motherhood has certainly held its share of surprises for me. I didn’t expect to wipe the kitchen counters so often. I had no idea how awful it was to see my baby get an immunization. I didn’t know I’d get so attached to the smell of Dreft.

I also didn’t know that I would love my daughter’s friends so much. Admittedly, I am friends with their parents too, so some of my affection for them comes from my affection for their whole families. However, I find that I am as drawn to these fascinating little people as much as Zoe is. They fill up our photo albums, delight our days, and elicit the kind of giggles from Zoe that make my heart swell. They are God’s extravagant gift to an only child.

They’re darn cute, too.