When I read the article Friends till the end (Dec. 28), I couldn't help thinking how lucky I am. We too have ties that bind us -- the Really Real Housewives of St. Vital.
We also judge our evenings by how much our cheeks hurt from laughing. It is very important to hold onto these bonds.
Not only are we all there for each other -- even as some of our children marry or move away from home -- but our husbands also plan an annual fishing trip that takes priority over everything else. Making time for friends can be difficult, but making it a priority is important.
I love these women, their husbands and their children, and there isn't anything I wouldn't do for them. I look forward to retiring with them in the coming years.
I take comfort in knowing there are others as fortunate as me and my friends.