My Real Life

December 26, 2009

Real Friend

You remember my friend, Kim, from my posts about my best friends from childhood.

She lives in the city, but was in town for the holiday, staying with her parents for a few days.

She stopped by today to see us and it was SO good to see her.

The monkeys were super excited to have her come and they kept asking “Is it 11:30 yet?  Is she here yet?”

Then she arrived, full of life, full of fun.

I miss her.

She played race cars with the kids, let Baby Monkey give her the grand tour of the newly finished bathroom, checked out Monkey Girl’s new American Girl Doll, and chatted with Real Man and I.

She also brought a gift for the kids.

Her best friend from college has had a tough adulthood, full of illness and sadness.  However, nothing stops her or keeps her down.  She has a beautiful family that consists of herself, her husband, and two wonderful little boys.

Every night, before the boys would go to sleep, Kerry would tell the boys stories about their stuffed animals, Lambie and Nightbear.  I don’t remember how the whole situation occurred, but at some point, she was put in contact with someone from Pottery Barn, and they were looking for a children’s book to sell during the holidays, and she wrote down her story, her husband illustrated it and a children’s book was born.

This is just such a wonderful thing to happen to a woman who has suffered so much.

The book is called “Nightbear and Lambie” and here it is:

You can order it here:

It is an adorable story.

Our copy is inscribed: “Sweet Dreams to the Bozza Monkeys”

Gotta love that!

It has also inpsired me to get going again with the writing, or at least with the marketing of what I have already written.  She wasn’t even looking for this to happen, and boom…there it was.  Imagine what can happen with a little effort. 🙂

So, it was a great visit with Kim, and I can’t wait until we can get together again.

I’m thinking of  girl’s weekend in the city.

The monkeys are thinking that Kim needs to come here for a sleepover.

1 Comment »

  1. Glad you enjoyed your friends visit. And GOSH! MG’s AG doll looks JUST like her! I’ve never really seen one before 🙂 Too cool!

    Comment by Libby — December 28, 2009 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

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