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.