Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Life is Wonderful

Tonight was wonderful.
I met two people I have wanted to meet for a very long time.
First I met Rebecca Eckler.
I love her. She had a book launch. She invited me. If you don't know me it is hard to understand. I will say that anyone who knew me before I read her first book, knocked up, saw a huge change in me after I read her book.
Her second book, wiped, is amazing too. But her first book changed my life.
I have wanted to meet her forever. And I did. And I cried. (She totally dealt with it which just makes me love her more).

I also met catherine of Her Bad Mother.
In a different way I love her. Surprisingly I cried when I met her as well.
I wish I could explain. If you know me you don't need me to. Both women, in very unique ways, have had a profund effect on my life in completely different ways.
I left tonight feeling challenged and encouraged and, dare I say it, special.

I have spent 3 years trying to prove to everyone that I am worthy of being the mother to the most amazing child in the world.

Tonight I felt worthy of being myself - Laural Dawn Adams - mother, wife, daughter, and, oh yeah, my own person.

I knew something was missing. I just didn't quite know what.

So Rebecca and Catherine - thanks! I realized tonight (in the midst of my tears) that I still exist.

I LOVE you guys!!!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

in the many years it takes most of us the time to grow and realize who we are(usually thru tragedy of life changing events)...i'm happy for you that it has not taken you a life-time but arose through joy and happiness.
...but some of us see you for being yourself - Laural Dawn Adams - HUGGZZ!!!

Anonymous said...

How cool is it that Rebecca Eckler invited you!?!? What was she like, what did she have to say? Sounds like an interesting night.

By the way, you didn't happen to hear or notice when she might be in Vancouver did you?

SciFi Dad said...

note to self... if Laural ever wants to meet up, bring lots of tissues...

;)

Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Laural Dawn said...

Hey Anonymous
I didn't hear about if she would be in Vancouver.
But, you could probably e-mail her to ask her. (do you have her e-mail address? If not send me an e-mail lauraldawn@gmail.com and I will send it you)
PS I'm going to write about the night a little later today.

ali said...

i'm am so sorry that i missed it. bah.

Haley-O said...

How'd the book change your life, LD? I haven't read it but now feel like I must! Tell me!

Her Bad Mother said...

Aww, sweet lady - I loved meeting you, too.