Monday, April 23, 2012

april showers

there is this woman. she is on my short list of absolute favorite human beings in the world. and i've sat here for the last 30 minutes trying to figure out how to explain to you why she is so amazing. what exactly it is.
but i'm coming up short.
she is like an undercurrent. she's unnervingly intelligent and witty and strong; self-deprecating enough to make fun of herself with utter sincerity. it is absurd how beautiful she is and yet she will always look in the mirror and see the kid from band camp with glasses (not entirely a metaphor.) she is endearingly shy when you don't know her, alarmingly genuine and empathetic when you do.
the last time she and her husband came over for dinner, bryan looked at me and said
i'm so glad they're having a baby. we really need to hang out with them more.
and maybe that's the best way i can explain it, after all. no matter how much i see her, i want to hang out with her more.
a group of us spent the last few weeks planning her shower. and we all took it seriously, like it was our job. because there was no way we were going to let the opportunity pass us by to make this woman feel special. so, jenn, i hope you enjoyed your evening half as much as we enjoyed making it happen.
i love you, lady.

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  1. Of course she loved it because y'all planned it with love. You and your friends have this ability to make each person feel like they are the most important person in your life - and what a wonderful ability that is. And how sensational for your friends. I'm so lucky to be your Mom!!!!

  2. Gorgeous. My friend April talks incessantly about an amazing woman she knows named Jenn (last name also the same, leaving it out for privacy purposes) and I just realized you both know the same amazing Jenn. So she must be pretty damn cool if both you and April vouch for her. (And my world in LA is always shrinking just a little bit more.)

    Everything you do, you seem to do with so much love and thoughtfulness. I think that's why even though we don't get to see each other very often, you're on MY short list.

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  4. you (& the other fabulous 4!) made me realize i am the luckiest gal in the world. thank you for putting together such a thoughtful & lovely baby shower. i love you* dear friend.
    *more of this in a thank you card coming your way...stay tuned.

  5. Oh my goodness I want a friend like her. And you.



use your kind words.