Monday, March 17, 2008

New Mom on the Block

I met her in theatre school, and immediately wanted to be her friend. Unfortunately, the first year class was big, and she ran with the cool kids. I was a nerdy McNerdster, and very shy. In second year, the class was smaller, we got more of a chance to interact and found out that we had a lot in common. By third year, we were fast friends. I remember thinking to myself that she could be one of those people - a friend for life. You don't meet them often, and when you do, it's rarely in high school or university. She let me stay at her place when I couldn't stand to go back to my apartment. She was there for me when my hair turned green (yes, like Anne of Green Gables). She taught me how to be a queen in Hamlet. We even played husband and wife in The Crucible (long story).

After university, we lost track of each other for a while and I was very sad. Life happens, though, and things get in the way. Somehow when I couldn't take it any longer, we found a way to reconnect, and I'm so very glad we did. She stood up for me at my wedding, and we found out that we were pregnant at the same time too. Tai King was born four months after the Boy, and he and the Boy are good friends too. Oi Ying was born four months before the Little Guy, and they are just getting to know each other. We're talking of an arranged marriage (ha, ha!).

She is a wonderful mom, a beautiful spirit, and my favourite person in the whole world who is not (yet) related to me. She tries each and every day to make life magical for her two children, and this is reflected in her writing. And now she has started a blog. I always thought she should. She is ten times the writer that I will ever be. Won't you please stop by and say hello to the new mom on the block: Blocks Of Stone? She is person worth getting to know. I know from experience.

10 comments:

Christine said...

she sounds like a great person and friend.
Running on empty

Don Mills Diva said...

You made her sound so cool I had to stop over and say hi!

BlocksofStone said...

She sounds vile. I hate people like her. I bet she stinks too.

kittenpie said...

oh no - another awesome mom. How will I ever keep up? But I can't not go check her out some time soon. Just maybe not at whatever time of the middle of the ngiht it is right now... Oy.

Tracey said...

Well, sure. Heading on over right now....

metro mama said...

I'm on my way!

motherbumper said...

Well according to Bumper, the Boy is hers so we will discuss that arrangement (fight! fight!). And there is always room for one more cool momma - thanks for the intro :)

painted maypole said...

because what i really need is another blog to read.

*huge sigh*

;)

but how can I resist? and a theatre person?

Ok, ok, I'm on my way to say hi....

Mimi said...

Aww, how nice to find real friends, isn't it?

Her Bad Mother said...

Your recommendation is more than good enough for me...