In life, you’re going to have a number of best friends. You’ll have your Single Adventures Best Friend, the BFF who's always down for ladies night or open mic night or any night involving a tasty beverage. You’ll have your Significant Other Best Friend, your partner in crime who also happens to be your partner in bed. They’ll love you unconditionally, and maybe they’ll even raise babies with you (if you so choose). Then there’s your Best Mom Friend, and there are certain things you can only tell your best mom friend.
I met my Best Mom Friend long before I started having kids of my own. She already had a son, but she was just a mutual acquaintance. We started chatting after I lost my daughter and was going through my own high-risk pregnancy. She reached out to let me know she’d lost a baby, too, and that she’d experienced several high-risk pregnancies. Someone who I barely knew, sharing their pain and struggles with me so I wouldn’t feel alone, was one of the kindest gestures I could think of.
Since then, I went out to have my own son, and we talk almost daily about the ups and downs of parenting and everything in between. I would not be where I am today without her constant support. This piece is dedicated to her, and to all of you who have your Best Mom Friends (or who are still looking for one). Rest assured, you will find her (or she will find you), and you’ll have every single one of these conversations.