I lost my Mom unexpectedly and suddenly last week. She was my biggest fan. She always knew what I was working on (I sent her in process shots over text), excited about the newest brand I was working with, and insisted on seeing everything I made/was in process of making when she would come over for a visit. She bought me every pineapple and flamingo thing she saw. Even if said pineapple/flamingo object was ridiculously ugly- she insisted I make it over.
The thought of creating something my Mom will never see is just heart breaking. I will be taking a brief hiatus. I pushed back my commitments for two weeks to give me some time.
I only listed the amazing things my Mom did as a supporter of my career. But, she supported me in everything I did, I talked to her every single day, multiple times. We chatted while I worked every night. We skyped so she could see the girls even if she saw them that very day. She loved my girls with every fiber of her being. She (and my Dad) spoiled them rotten.
I feel way too young to be without her, navigating the world, parenting without her advice and with no one nagging me to go see a doctor because I hate going. I miss her so much and always will. I love you, Mom. Thank you for loving me so much.
Thank you for reading, xo Laurel