Sweetness incarnate came in to our Madrona store on Tuesday...which leads to a great glassybaby tale. A.J., almost a decade old, was enjoying a Hi Spot lunch with her mom, brother and sister, a lunch celebrating Mom's birthday. A.J. was able to stealthily leave the table, mission bound for glassybaby, just around the corner from the delicious Hi Spot. Her lunch table was left unaware of the glassybaby mission. Once at glassybaby, A.J. made the express and refined decision to purchase a single periwinkle glassybaby for her mom. With various derivations of dollar currency dispensed from her wallet...saved up...the purchase was complete. Back to the Hi Spot with a quickness, A.J. was able to present her gift to the surprise and utter delight of her Mom (we learned that her mom has always wanted a glassybaby.) Post lunch...Mom and kids stopped in to glassybaby for a twirl through color. The mom held up her bag and said: 'We are just looking, I already have mine.' And with that, the gift tale unfolded. Have a glimpse at the photo above of Mom and A.J. and periwinkle. Happy Birthday Mom...we love your kid's style.
We also love that we are associated with a team called "The Wavemakers." For the second year in a row, we have joined forces and waves with a Swim Across America Team. Click here to learn more: http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/seattle. Susan Mayfield, our SAA partner and kindred spirit, describes poignantly that she swims: "...in memory of my dad and Tyler's (my husband's) mom," Her team is a familial stroke of five... seen in the photo above. This year's swim begins in the early dawn on Saturday September 11th at Luther Burbank Swim Beach. There are still openings for swimmers, kyaks and boats...join this amazing event...proceeds will support cancer research at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
End note... in the spirit of research and the possibility of cancer survivorship that comes from valuable research dollars...we received this rejoicing note attached to an order:
"Mama, I am sending you this gift to say CONGRATULATIONS for KICKING CANCER'S ASS as of one year ago this month! Light this candle holder in the kitchen while it is dark and you are watching TV. These things have such an amazing glow! I know you'll enjoy it and I hope it reminds you that I am always around. I love you. Thanks for setting such a brave example and positive outlook. I will never forget it. Love, Lisa"
Thank you Lisa...for allowing us to share this amazing message. Thank you and good luck to The Wavemaker Team...who are swimming to make messages like Lisa's stronger and stronger in number. Swim on.
More Soon. Happy September, Nicola