Bling of a Different Sort

Sorry for double posting, but I have to share with you what I got in the mail today. A box with two adorable winter outfits for Owen from Gymboree, and some New Balance shoes for him (which I thought ironic given the subject of my last two emails to both April and Liz about that very company!), plus some really, really nice jewelry. Including a beautiful ring, delicate and feminine, that says “mommy,” which I am already wearing and hoping that she didn’t include it by accident, it is that pretty. I am wearing it on the finger I wore a wedding band on in a different life, and I imagine that it is the closest I am ever going to come to having a ring on that finger.

Anyway, thank you, FreedomFirst. This woman was one of my friends on the online community I got forced out of for being a loudmouth bitch (I know, that is really quite surprising, isn’t it?), and when I git the boot, she was still my friend. We have exchanged emails, and she reads my blog and we keep up-and even though we don’t always agree about politics OR religion, I consider her a good friend, and I think she does me. This gift came at a perfect time, when I just very much needed something sweet and kind to make me smile.

Wally Lamb, who is one of my favorite authors, wrote in She’s Come Undone, “Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.” My best-friend-even-though-she-doesn’t-know-it, Anne Lamott, said something along the lines of needing God with skin on, and when she prays that, she always runs into or meets up with someone who is serving God through their selves, even if they don’t know it. And this is what this gift means to me-that everyone in my life is reaching out to give me their love, be it through the mail or email or phone calls, or comments on the blog. That instead of questioning and wondering why people like me so much, I should just say an enormous, heartfelt thank you and accept it.

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11 thoughts on “Bling of a Different Sort

  1. How exciting!(Mysterious ways, I tell you…mysterious ways!)The ring sounds pretty — you should post a pic!Have a great weekend!!

  2. I love, love that quote! I hope you do feel loved and never give up on it! You just never know…the cute guy in my blog named Bubba (not his real name…he is so not a Bubba) is a single guy! Okay, I’ll stop! Anyway, have a fab. weekend!

  3. I read the book, too. And it’s true. Just take each gift as it’s given. With a big ‘ol smile and a thank you. You deserve happiness.

  4. There’s so much here to comment on but first and foremost….WHA???I must hear more about the “online community I got forced out of for being a loudmouth bitch”. Did I miss something? I’ll have to go back and read archives if I don’t find out more…I’m nosey like that…

  5. Congratulations on your awesome gifts. Don’t you just love suprises? Well at least the good ones.And you are by far deserving of evrything youget from all of us. Love ya darlin. And of course and as always you ROCK!

  6. That sounds like an incredible gift–how sweet of her! I’d love to see a pic of the ring.Wally Lamb is one of my fave authors too–LOVED She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True.

  7. 😀 I knew that stuff could do better than sit in a drawer. I should say thankYOU, for being there for me and letting me rave and cry and whine in your inbox, lol. I think there is definitely a place in the world for friends you DON’T have to see face to face, because it is so much easier to spill your guts without being embarrassed. Lol.I’m glad you can use those things.

  8. Bling Bling Bling. Kori, you are going to be the new virtual Bling master…er.. Momma! Congratulations, and go kick some CSG ass!

  9. You know. I have that book. I’ve never read it. I’m going to get it RIGHT NOW. Great post. Awesome quote. And so glad that you are just taking it all in. I knew I liked you the minute I read your blog. And, I keep coming back again and again. For a reason. You.

  10. ((That instead of questioning and wondering why people like me so much, I should just say an enormous, heartfelt thank you and accept it.))Sometimes that is the hardest, and yet most important, thing to do, huh? I have just recently started ‘getting to know you’ through your blog, but you remind me alot of a wonderful, amazing, goddess friend of mine.Own your lovely self, girlfriend.

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