I’m delighted to welcome my dear friend Erica (a.k.a. Nutmegger)to Holland, today! She took me up on my plea for blog posts instead of casseroles. Thank you, Erica! I met Erica way back when we were both learning how to be wives and mothers. She was (and continues to be) a wonderful example to me of a woman who never stops learning. A talented violinist, Erica left behind a academic and performing career to focus on a role that doesn’t necessarily earn her the kind of applause she once received. She is now a mother of five beautiful children.
One of my many memories of Erica is of driving up at her house in a panic, handing her my two toddlers and trying to explain with a shaking voice that baby Superkid was in heart failure and I had to get to the hospital with her NOW. Erica hugged me, told me to drive as fast as I could, and said not to worry about Endeavor and Justone–she’d take care of them. I believe that run to the hospital turned into an ambulance ride to an out-of-state hospital, and I didn’t see Endeavor and Justone for a week. They were mothered in my absence by Erica and other dear, sweet friends until I could bring Superkid home from the hospital. Thank you, Erica, for being that kind of friend!
Erica is about to reveal what the contents of a woman’s purse say about her….take it away, Erica! [Read more...]