Balancing Act: Losing My Girlfriends to Motherhood

I'm a girl's girl -- you know, group hugs, late night calls and "ladies only" trips. As a result, I have several very close female friends. We've matriculated through school together. Helped heal each other's wounds after heartache, death and loss. We've celebrated life's successes, such as new loves, degrees and homes. Having several "besties" morphed my life from Pinot Grigio, tart but satisfying, to Moscato, tasty, rich and always sweet. I have different friends who complement every facet of who I am, and vice versa. It's also been a blessing to have various partners to go through life's cycles with, which is what's been happening... until recently...
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