Friday, September 12, 2008

Remember when...

Cardbase - Memory Box; Stamps - A Mus & Rubber Soul; Inks - Versafine & Colorbox; Copics; Marvy Punch

...the moms would get together over coffee and someone would bring a coffee cake and you would try your hardest to be invisible so that you could listen in on their gossip? But man, once you were caught, ALL of the moms would turn on you (like mean chickens) and shoo you out of the room (usually flinging you a piece of coffee cake to soften the blow).

As a kid, I didn't really understand what they were doing (although I must say, the gossip was quite interesting...). As an adult, I now GET IT. They were bonding - they were giving and getting comfort to and from their sisters (because it was most definitely a sisterhood). Armed with soothing hot coffee, a little something sweet and affirmation over the injustices that they had each endured (from spouses, parents, in-laws, bosses, the kids). THEY were their own therapy.

That's what this card reminds me of - members of the sisterhood getting together over coffee and cake sharing secrets, insecurities, frustrations and down-right anger and getting some strong emotional healing from their sisters. We all need more bonding/healing (maybe less gossip, but definitely more bonding).

1 comment:

Betty Townsend said...

Love what you did with this stamp. My kids will probably be opening their coffee shop in the next week or so, anxious to see how the cards do that I made for them. I use to be that kid that was always listening in on my mom and her sisters or friends talking, got in trouble so many times. LOL!!