A Friendship Begins

Welcome to our Blog. We are two friends who have grown up together and thought it would be fun to share our stories with other moms. Join our community of Moms whose goal is to encourage one another and to share many side-splitting stories and laughs! You can join our newsletter and join the conversation at: http://www.facebook.com/happyfulfilledmoms. Here is a little bit about us:

kate and kids

Hello, I am Kate. I met Rene on a cold winter night.  Just kidding. We met on a dark warm spring night while I was 6 months pregnant with my first child. I had been praying for months that the Lord would bring me a Christian friend. My husband had been going to Rene’s house to play cards with her husband. He encouraged me to come along one night and meet this lady.  She was really “happy”. My, oh, my, was she happy. Ah, she greeted me, fed me, and quickly made her way into my life.

bryan and rene hammokHI!!!!  I’m RENE!   Kate walked in hesitantly behind her husband. He went to the poker table and she sat in the living room with me. I didn’t know it at the time, but he made her come. She was cranky and prego and did not want to meet new people that night. But you wouldn’t have known it–we might have played a board game. I can’t remember the details of our conversation, but two things stuck out: Kate was easy to talk to and her belly looked like a watermelon. My babies looked more like basketballs. My son was almost two and I was newly pregnant with our second child.

trout creek kids

The day we met seems like a lifetime ago. Now, nine children between the two of us, several family vacations, financial heart-aches, job promotions, new houses, rusty cars, new cars and hundreds of combined family dinners–we have truly grown up together! Thank God, who so kindly gave each one of us a friend just when we needed one the most!