Today, we made it work. We both made it to the zoo, neither terribly more late than the other, with two kids each. It's a miracle really.
We spent the day walking and talking about all the wonderful things that used to be and about all the wonderful things our children have become. It's rather obvious God knew what he was doing when he made us friends when Payton was only 15 months old. (That picture on the left is P & Nate in October 2004.)
You see, Nate is Tiffany's Maxwell. And Lydia is Tiffany's Payton. God knew that if Tiffany had Nate and I had Max at the same time, we'd both be locked in a padded room. He gave us the chance to support each other and rewarded us for it with friendship...and only one trying child each. ;) (Picture on the right is Max & Lydia today.)
The kids have grown up together and for a time it was as if they were family we were together so much. The amount of time has changed, but the relationship between the kids has only grown.
Nothing can compare to a day at the zoo with "family". Especially "family" you can't get enough of.