Thursday, June 24, 2010

Loveable Labels BlogHer'10 Getaway Contest

I met this mom blogger at random in downtown Denver when we were at a function two years ago.

I met her again when we ended up having a mutual friend.

I moved three minutes away from her without knowing it in August of last year.

We were destined to be friends.

We have dinner parties together, drive to gatherings with one another and enjoy each other’s families.

Two weeks ago, I saw her in a new light when I had the honor of watching her interact with her autistic son during one of his frustrated fits.

He wanted to enjoy his day after school on the slide and feel the Colorado sunshine greeting him. I had come in the middle and messed up his schedule, all he wanted was to play on the playground.

He screamed, he raged in the only way he knew how. We got into the car and he was angry, confused and wanting things to be normal again. Who was the strange lady in the car? Why can’t he play?

I watched my friends demeanor relax, I listened to her calm tone and logical words when she spoke with her son. She seemed to emit a calming energy to him without controlling him.

I got to see the magic of being a mother no matter what obstacles you have in your way. We adapt, we grow, we become superheroes, sometimes only in the eyes of the children who love us.

So… here is my appreciation to my friend Laura. She is mother to five children; two sets of twins and a teenager. She is a loving wife to her husband and an advocate for son. Laura has found a way to hold onto her son and protect him without losing sight of her daughters.

Why is Laura my friend? Why does she deserve a trip to New York? She’s a super hero!

There aren’t many women in my life that I can say keep up with a work load like she does, and a trip to BlogHer 2010 is exactly what we need for a Girl’s City Getaway!

“This blog post was written as part of a contest for Loveable Labels BlogHer ’10 Getaway Contest. It doesn’t mean that I find Laura any less of a superhero, but I finally put it in writing!”


Laura said...

OMG! Suzanne! Awww, you're making me cry! I'm SO thankful fate brought us together. Right after we met at the DNC, I thought, "We should try to hang out - we have all these kids in common!" How awesome is it that we both ended up moving around the same time, and ended up living on the same damned street? I am so grateful for your friendship - you and Dave are such a blast to be around. Thank you for all you do - you're made of awesome. Love you! xoxo

Mary-Frances said...

Oh my God girls! I'd send you both. You both rock and are an inspiration to me daily!
Go Crunchy and LaLa!

loretta said...

Laura is fantastic and I definitely second that she is a superhero mom!

Cindy said...

Awwww, this is a beautiful tribute to a WONDERFUL person! I love me some Lala!

The Casual Perfectionist said...

What an awesome post! I hope you get to go to BlogHer10, too!!

Amber said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post! You girls are both soooo wonderful and I'd love to see both of you go to BlogHer!

Lindsay (SMT) said...

I love "small world" stories!

Good luck on the contest!

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Laura said...

Thank you for entering the Lovable Labels BlogHer Contest! Good Luck!!