There are many reasons I was looking forward to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston. Lots of fabulous women. Excellent panels. Getting to speak on a panel. A meeting with my book publisher. Cheeseburgers.
But those sly Kirtsy ladies Laurie Smithwick and Laura Mayes had been taunting me and teasing me for a couple of weeks beforehand about the “surprise” they had waiting for me. They wouldn’t give me any hints about it other than to say I needed to be at the Friday night event featuring the photography of so many women I already knew, both in real life and online.
I knew none of my attempts at arty photography were included, so I wasn’t sure what was up.
As any good friend, I dutifully listened to their admonitions (I wouldn’t have missed the party anyway!), and made my way to the event — Mom 2.0 Defining a Movement Art Exhibit. This is what I found waiting for me:
In addition to displaying the amazingly moving and beautiful photography of many of the attendees, they also had commissioned a variety of new pieces of art work that combined work of incredibly talented artists with the words of bloggers, including my own.
I was moved beyond words and could not believe these women — who are my friends, my colleagues, my muses and my heroes — had decided to honor me with this amazing work of art.
Needless to say, there were a lot of tears involved. Fortunately, you can’t see them in this photo that Sarah took!