There are so very, very many good mamas around me. So many. When I started this blog in 2005, I was about to give birth to Miles. Mamahood has been woven tightly into my little piece of fabric here in blogland. It is such an essential part of who I am in my soul and who I am as an artist. Lately, with the boom of just about everyone I know connecting and reconnecting on Facebook, I am experiencing another explosion of meeting and greeting new mamas that I've never known, but, like me, have been finding others like them and growing their circles. Plus it seems like new babies are popping out everywhere! Another baby boom!
I consider myself so lucky to know so many yummy mummys. One such lady just whipped the business out of breast cancer last year and I am SO proud of her. One of the unique things about Jill is that she's one of those mamas whose ears are wide open and wants only to hear about me, me me (or whomever she happens to be talking with). She is absolutely the most amazing and attentive listener I've ever met. This is such a rare gift, one that I cannot claim myself, but wish I could! She is deeply intuitive, (to the point of saving her own life with the cancer thing, choosing to do the opposite of what her doctors recommended) wise, caring and bursting with the joy of life and her two boys. Plus she has mondo cajones.
I decided to honor Jill by driving the beautiful Stacy of Bellawish crazy with a last minute necklace order the week of Mother's Day. I think we were both half asleep, burning the midnight oil, (as I am now) when we discussed the details, but she agreed to hustle and ship it out next day, because she is, in fact, saintly.
What ended up happening was that in our haste, we crossed wires, I didn't match my stinking paypal address! and the necklace was shipped to me instead of Jill. It arrived Monday and I was having a crappy ass, shit-tastic day and so I tore into the package and put the thing on myself, shouting dramatically, "I need a little JOY in my life!" And in that moment, I realized my foible was totally meant to be. (I really did need some serious joy right at that exact moment.)
So, to Jill, there is another superb JOY necklace on it's way to you. And when I see you in a couple of weeks at hippyfest, we can take a twinsie picture!
And that is my little story for today.
Wishing you a little joy...