A lovely Tuesday customer entered our Madrona store. I greeted her in a whisper, I could see under the blanket of her front pack, two little dangling legs...my thinking...quiet papoose?...sleeping baby. His name is "Will," and Tuesday marked his 9th day in the world...'hanging out' with Mom at glassybaby.
Will's Mom, Stacey, was glassybaby mission specific. She was in for seven individually boxed Seattle Sunset, to be shipped to seven different addresses. Thank you cards were scribed to accompany each thank you package. The giving nature of Seattle Sunset, that 10% from purchases is donated to The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, was a key element to her color choice. And then I learned more...
Stacey's husband, John, had sleuthed a meaningful surprise. He had seven dear friends fly in to Seattle, to celebrate Stacey's 5th year in remission from cancer. This incredible reunion and celebration coincided with the perfectly timed arrival of Will on the scene...their second, adopted child, a.k.a. bundle of joy. Will's arrival also meant that Stacey's parents were in town. As Stacey described this signature convergence of life affirming celebration, it struck me as the perfect Father's Day message.
I learned of a dad's exquisite balance...in welcoming a son, loving a daughter, honoring the life force of his betrothed, amidst the presence of generations and deep friendship. Beautiful paternity.
Happy Father's Day from glassybaby. More soon, Nicola