Did you know it’s possible to have crushes on other bloggers?
Well I admit to having crushes on all sorts of bloggers,
women who write so beautifully it takes my breath away,
or others who use humor to bring a giggle I didn’t even realize I had been holding to the surface.
Some bloggers write about their children with such love my heart explodes
& still others share a piece of themselves with us and it changes us and them.
Sometimes those posts happen here in my Corner,
which is why Thursdays have become such a gift.
She is a bloggy crush of mine.
Her words speak to me and her creativity knows no bounds.
See, she is a writer.
A woman of words and phrases, of deep beautiful descriptions
and sensual illustrations made with letters and sentences.
From the first time I read her stories of Sam & Will
I was hooked and I was envious.
can weave, she can dance and build, she has an undeniable talent.
If you are ever looking for a place to get lost in a story,
to fall in love with the characters or to be astonished at
and put your life on hold.
Like all writers, she dreamed of publishing a book, bringing her talent to the people.
Then, she did it!!!
(go now and download it, I’ll wait)
and it’s a wonderful story that does not disappoint.
I often think,
Someday I’ll be standing in a line waiting for her to sign my copy of her book.
Telling the woman behind me
“She’s my friend, I knew her when she started writing this book”
That’s how you daydream about your bloggy crushes.
You would think that would be enough for a woman of such talent but
and her inspriration and support have been instrumental in taking our writing to a new higher level.
Yet, like all of us here on Thursdays,
who is just as talented and creative as his mom.
When I asked her to write for Proud Mommy Moments and she accepted
I felt like I would if Pierce Brosnan asked me to have coffee:
I was awe struck,honored and HAPPY!!!
Thank you so much for being here Cameron,
your friendship and presence here today means so much to me:
Will Sit Next to You
I just left a nanny position.
I should say, “We just left a nanny position,” because my son has been coming to work with me since he was born–first for a family I’d been with since before his birth, and more recently for a family in a nearby town with children closer to his age. His relationship with the children at this last job was an equal measure of affection and brawling. I suppose much like having actual siblings.
My son and their daughter were often mistaken for twins when I was caring for them, not out of any real resemblance, but because they were two similarly sized children out in the world with a woman who appeared to be mother to them both. They may not have been twins, or even siblings, but they have been each other’s best friends for more than a year. Best friends who have shared as well as scratched. Hugged as well as shoved.
Our last event with that family was the daughter’s birthday party. She’s recently turned four, nine weeks older than my son. As we sat down for pizza and cake, the little girl said, “I want Felix to sit on this side.” She offered the other seat to her other favorite playmate.
Felix happily climbed into the offered chair, and in that earnest and endearing way that only preschoolers have, said, “I will sit next to you because I love you.”
It took every ounce of composure I had not to cry in front of the family that was letting me go in favor of a seemingly better alternative, not only for my little boy losing his friend, but more because I was so overwhelmed by his pure and easy expression of love.
Because I was so proud to be nurturing this sweet little soul.
He won’t remember the fights and the tears. He’ll remember having pizza and cake at her birthday party. He’ll remember love.
What could a mother be more proud of?
As a mom, I know that my greatest success is always measured by
the actions of my children, knowing that their hearts are kind, comforting and true.
Your son is a lovely example of “your success. “
So now that you’ve been introduced to my lovely friend ,
I encourage you to get to know her better
Cameron thank you so much for being here,
for sharing your Proud Mommy Moment with us.
I was happy and humbled to have you in my space today.
* I really love doing Proud Mommy Moments and I am striving to give all the AMAZING
mommies I know a chance to share their moments here. I am currently booked for every
Thursday until February 2012 (yea!!! Unbelievable !)
but I will continue to ask women to write for this space and keep filling up the calendar.
(I have a list started and will start filling in Feb and forward sometime in November.)
If you would like to be featured on PMM, just DM me or email me at
I am so proud of how well PMM is doing and can’t
wait to fill 2012 with more stories of your
amazing mommy moments. *