March 16, 2010

Winner of the PARIS give-a-way and INTERVENTIONS


Miss MENA!! You win! YEAY!  Haven is having a hard time excepting that this bag was not meant for her collection.  I've promised her that she will live, and will to find comfort in the 40 other bags in her closet.

WHEWWWW.  Okay, so that wasn't so hard, but it took an intervention to get me to pick the winner and post.  Actually it took an intervention to get me the h@#! out of my sweats.  It took an intervention to write a list of things that I ABSOLUTELY have to get done.  This blog is the result of an intervention.

In life, you should find yourself lucky to find ONE friend that will drag you out of the house, when that's the last place you want to go.  I have such a friend.  I actually have a few such friends.  They call and tell me that we should go for a walk, or drop off cookies for my kids spotlight day.  Sometimes they bring dinner and don't bother to ask me where the other pots are from the OTHER times they brought us food...because they know I have NO idea where to find them.  They say..."GO have a girls night out." and force me out of the house in my orange jello stained sweats, and no make up.  They tell me humiliating stories about skirts caught in panty hose, and haul my kids off to play here and there.

This hand holding isn't necessary, well... "they" may disagree, but I still swear I'm making way, and managing my life albeit messily, and ineffectively.    I do not have the words to thank my devoted, thoughtful, beautiful friends.  I only hope I have enough love in my heart to one day follow their footsteps of kindness through out our lives.

Tonight, I'm humbled by the greatness of my life.  There are those times when it feels like I'm a widowed mother who gets kind dreams of her husband every night via phone and video calls.  How grateful I am to know that in my weakness and embarrassment I truly have the kind of support that brings out the sun again.

Thank you!

8 comments:

The Sweet Escape said...

Much love going your way! And even in your orange jello stained sweats and no make up, you still rock! :)

Janet said...

You are awesome Omi!! Congrats Mena!!

Inouyes said...

Congrats Mena! Love reading your blog you are such a great writer what an inspiration :)

Mena said...

I just got home from subbing 2nd graders and I was super grouchy when I got home but man did that box put a smile on my face when I openend it. :D Love the bag. Love the colors! I dont even remember why I was grouchy in the first place. Hahaha. Thanks Omi! You're awesome!

Andrea said...

Congrats Mena! I am so glad that you have such great friends to do that for you! You deserve the best!!

sepa said...

you're the bomb, omiphoto(dot)com. xox

Niki O2afi said...

Love you Omi!!

Margaret said...

Congrats Mena! Omi I love the music on your site. I open just to Rock to it. Everyone has those orange stained sweat pants. Wish I had friends like yours. lol