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Because That’s What Friends Are For

This weekend, my BF and partner Audrey came down with her family. She has 4 boys and we’ve gotten them all together before. It’s like magic. They play beautifully. They are around the same age and it’s almost as if they’ve known each other their entire lives.

And I am in love with her husband – not in a creepy “I want to steal him” kinda way. But in the way that he is DRY and SARCASTIC and he gets along SO GREAT with my husband. It’s a perfect fit. I know there will be no awkward pauses when I get them together which makes me so NOT nervous about planning couple time with them.

Well, on Saturday we had a full day of fun and then headed out for Pizza. After a loud but fun dinner, we spent a few hours in the park. When we got back to settle in for the night, Audrey told me that one of her children started to cry in the car on the ride home.

I asked why?

She said that her son said he was so lucky to have such a wonderful life and he was so thankful for it.

I just about melted. Even though it wasn’t my child that experienced such a wonderful moment, I wanted to weep. What a beautiful thing that just happened.

He recognized that it was a joyful day even at such an early age. And we were a part of it. I thought that I should learn a lesson from him.  I should step back on occasion and recognize how lucky I am to have healthy children, a husband who would die for me and a safe place to live.

Wouldn’t it be great if we all could take that step back and see it all for what it is?

So, this weekend was fun – and I am thankful that my kids got to laugh as much as they did – but I am most thankful for the reminder that life is good.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. Kids have a way to capture things perfectly!. I love that you and Audrey love each other and I love you both!

  2. Love this! I adore all of y’all and think i am the lucky one to have had that time at Disney with all of our families together to get to know each other! This the world of you both and your families! Hugs!

  3. Your best friend and partner is awesome! I only know her and her family through blogging, but they are the best. My goal is to meet Sharon, Audrey and Jane in person some day.

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