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Friday, April 12, 2013

Brush with Momastery

There was one thing better than anything else about coming to Glennon Melton's book reading in Marin County tonight.

There were many good things. First, hearing her read the story of her girls' Target meltdown and the kind police officer who frightened them into silence was priceless!

Hearing others ask questions that were on my mind was also good. (How are the kids handling the separation? What's next for Momastery? Is it OK to have our own lives separate from being parents?) (The answers to all of those questions was basically "yes.")

Oh, and meeting Glennon that was good too. We got to take this photo and I told her about Gigi "feeling too much" just like Glennon does. She told me that her daughter Tish is wired the same way, and recommended "The Highly Sensitive Child."

Yes, YES and I also made Laura be my friend. Laura and her wife Jaime were featured in a series of amazing videos about gay families. Theirs is here. So when I saw her, I totally recognized her and thought she was my friend, and made her talk with me AND then she introduced me to Jaime and I saw their tired yet spectacular son, Simon and was immediately hypnotized by his eyes.

It should be mentioned that Laura made a spectacular suggestion that we should have Momastery Cruises. 303 meets Momastery? She's a genius.

But the BEST PART of coming to the signing was meeting six new friends who had also been pulled away from their families on a Friday night and driven rather long distances to wait in line with fellow Monkees for more than two hours. Oh my God they were awesome, and two of them were also named Laura, including this awesome Laura. Then there is Sue, whose firefighting husband has been sidelined by cancer, so we were all secretly praying the whole time she was talking about him.

I mean REALLY, it's too much. In a great way. Goodnight new Momastery friends!


Sue OCronin said...

Erica, I am so glad we were at the "end of the line" together tonight so that we had time to talk and get to know each other and our other new Monkee friends. -Sue

Kelly Steele said...

Awesome recap! SO wish I could have been there! Maybe she'll do a reading near me :-)

The Fitch-Jenett Family said...

So sweet to meet you!!


ratherthecouch said...

I was just telling my husband about last night and how I was basically last in line and it took forever, but it was TOTALLY OKAY because I met these fantastic women and we chatted the whole time! Really - it was so great meeting you!

Laura said...

I have thought about us end of the line Monkees and am feelIng so blessed to have met you all. Your recap was absolutely perfect. I carry you all in my heart. Laura (the third.)

Sue OCronin said...

Erica, I was just introduced to this organization through my volunteer work in grief counseling:

and I thought of your article re: stillbirth - and so I wanted to make you away of this.

-Sue O