Sunday, May 12, 2013

Goddaughter of My Heart


I meant to do a post this evening about Mother's Day. But I got sidetracked with a call to my goddaughter, Jess, and then I spent time watching cute cat videos on YouTube -- Jess' recommendation -- which could turn into a second career for me once I am no longer working full-time. 

As I wrote in my Mother's Day post three years ago:

Jessica is not actually my goddaughter. Her Aunt Maureen is her given godmother, but Jess is the goddaughter of my heart. Jessica went to college an hour from New York and I visited frequently. We tried to find the right description of our relationship and friend and friend's daughter just didn't describe it, and so I became a godmother. What a joy! No one could have a sweeter and lovelier goddaughter or daughter. Jess is beautiful, accomplished, intelligent and funny, but more important she is one of the kindest and most caring people I will ever meet.

It's just as I wrote then. Jess is kind, thoughtful, beautiful and tremendous fun to spend time with, whether we're discussing movies, books, English history or cat videos. I am so looking forward to the week I'll spend in August visiting on the St. Lawrence.  

One of the best gifts that Jess has given me is blogging. If it wasn't for her it's much less likely that I would be blogging and Buttercupland might not exist. Jess' blog inspired me and I thought I'd give it a try. That was over four years ago and I am grateful to her every time I blog. It's hard to imagine my life without blogging and harder still, to imagine my life without Jess. I'd be one lonely Buttercup!

My good wishes to all for a happily spent Mother's Day and thanks to my sweet Jess and all of my blog buddies for your affection today and every day of the year.  


18 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

JESS sounds like a beautiful girl. I can't imagine life without Buttercupland. Thank goodness you caught the blogging bug from her.

Maggid said...

I am Glad you Blog . . AND -
No matter what - since you love her - YOU are a GodMother.

Great Week to You!
-g-

Mevely317 said...

Oh, to be chosen by Jess as her Godmother ... must to be the sweetest feeling of all!
You're so fortunate to enjoy one another on so many levels, aren't you?
I'm personally so thankful you caught the "blog bug" ... so please, won't you share one of my hugs with Jess?

Dee said...

What a sweet tale! Glad she inspired you to blog. What is her blog site, if you don't mind sharing?

Lynda said...

Praise God for Jessica! Because of her, we get to have you as a blog friend which allows us to travel around NYC and other places you visit! You LOVE going to the BlogHer events and would have missed all that, too, if Jessica hadn't encouraged you. What a blessing to have such a sweet, sweet relationship.

Melinda said...

We thank Jess too.

Where would we be without
Buttercup land?

M :)

Jess said...

You are all such wonderful people. Dee - I'm afraid after 6 years, I have ended my blogging career (hopefully to begin my teaching career). You can check out my writings at reel-insight.com or previously at insightintoentertainment.blogspot.com.

I know I am blessed to have dearest Buttercup always in my corner.

Life and Breath and Everything Else said...

Godchildren are such a blessing!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

So glad you have a wonderful goddaughter in your life. It's funny how we hope to inspire younger people in our lives, when very often it is they that inspire us. Hope your Monday is a great one!

Theresa said...

Sounds like a perfect relationship:) Sweet! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You are blessed to have such a lovely lady as a friend and adopted Goddaughter.

Nellie said...

It sounds like you have a very special relationship with a very special young lady!

I send along wishes for a good week ahead for you, Buttercup.

Grammy Staffy said...

How lovely to have your sweet Jes in your life. I love her too since she started you blogging...otherwise I wouldn't know you... And I would have missed out on having a sweet friend. Hugs, Lura

Chatty Crone said...

Hope you had a GREAT Mother's Day - I bet your mother was amazing because you are. sandie♥

Stephanie said...

So sweet and precious! Thank you for sharing :) Have a beautiful day.

Hugs to you!

Kate said...

Thank you for a lovely blog. You warm this mothers heart.

Kate said...

Thank you for a lovely blog. You warm this mothers heart.

Ms Sparrow said...

You and Jess are lucky to have each other!