After torrential rains on Saturday, Sunday greeted Shanghai hot and sticky. It is hard to enjoy a coffee in that heat. Made me a little cranky.
But then I received a wechat from my friend asking us to go swimming at a local compound. Heck yes! Glenn had a meeting so it was just me and the girls. So my two girlfriends and I set off with our four kids.
I have to say, I love spending time with these ladies, who also happen to be Canadian. Siobhan and I met my first couple of months here on the Shanghai Mamas website. We met for coffee and have been friends ever since. Our kids love each other and our husbands have become incredibly close. We go on family vacations and just have a blast!
Monica moved here a couple of years ago but we really only started hanging out a few months ago. We both kick ourselves for not connecting sooner but things happen in their own time. Her two beautiful daughters are the same age as mine. Our oldest daughters could totally be sisters.
Our friendship is based on understanding, compassion, kindness and a ridiculous amount of laughter. Their friendship is a safe place to always be myself….the good the bad and the ugly. 😜 They never judge and always have solid advice. I always leave feeling lighter…and loved. That is a beautiful thing. Thank you ladies for being in my life. ❤️❤️
We are getting ready to wrap up our 3rd year in Shanghai. It has been a rollercoaster of a year and the future is a bit uncertain but there are exciting times ahead. And what a year of growth it has been. The support and love from the people in our lives had been incredible.
Only 9 more days until the girls and I fly home to NL. We are going to get our house on Berteau Ave ready to sell. When we bought it 7 years ago, it was our dream home but our dreams have since changed, as they often do. If you know of anyone looking for an amazing and unique property in the heart of St. John’s, give them my contact info. 😁😁 It will be a busy summer but I can’t wait for one last one on Berteau. So many happy memories there. Bitter sweet….but more sweet.
Below are some photos from our day. These humans fill my bucket!
I have big plans for my blog in the upcoming months. Stay tuned!
Until next time!
Only joy, only love,