A little over a year ago I lost my sweet little Lambie. I had a two week stint where I was traveling a bunch for work and weddings and - despite my better judgement - I brought her with me. At some point, the only thing I can reason is that she fell out of my bag. I couldn't believe it. She's been by my side for almost 30 years. I tore my house apart looking for her. I interrogated Barlow. I posted on lost-and-found Facebook pages and scoured Craigslist. I called every airport I flew through and every uber driver who had given me a ride. I reached out to every hotel I stayed at, as well as their off-site laundry providers. Nothing.
Now, I know I'm 30. And, I know how weird it sounds, but I was absolutely crushed.
Even though I never did find Lambie, a friend-of-a-friend, Catherine Slaymaker, made this beautiful 6in x 6in painting of Lambie that now lives next to my bed. It's not the same as having that little body next to me as I sleep, but it is one of my favorite things in my whole house.
I was thinking about it last night and just wanted to say thanks to Caye for sharing her talents with me. And thanks to my friend Molly Crist, for initially introducing us! AND, last but not least, thanks to my cousin Laura for hand making that outfit she’s wearing in the painting. 😍❤️😭 .