Thursday, March 31, 2011

Emma W.

this post has been a long time coming. its not kiwiana, but it is about an outstanding kiwi.
we have this friend who never fails to blow our minds. she inspires me to be a much better friend. she has a 'don't take no for an answer' attitude when asking if there is anything she can do to help. she celebrates people. she is sincerely the most encouraging person i have ever met. seriously.
you know who you are, Emma!
in fact, my special friend mari and i would have a little competition before going to an event that Emma would be at - how many steps can we get into the room before Emma announces 'beautiful ladies!!'. we love it!
i tease mark about the fact that Emma has sent me more bunches of flowers than he has. and last week, when were having a really hard week, she dropped off a series of meals and organised another lovely friend to also drop dinner around for us. when times are tough, meals say love. we felt LOVED up.
usually, due to my cynical nature, i am suspicious of naturally up-beat and encouraging people. ha. but Emma is so sincere and consistent, there is no way you can spend any time in her presence and not feel like you're the shiz.
so, Emma, THANK YOU!!!
it's official - the sun shines out of your ass!
love you.

who else has an Emma story?


Mari said...

Agreed! Emma has this ability to make you feel like a million dollars! It's a very special thing. xx

alisha said...

I'll celebrate Emma any day! I don't have one particular story, but I am so thankful for the way her and Mark opened their house so generously to us. I can't believe it was a year ago. Ah...I miss all you lovely Kiwi ladies...!

melissa-jade gregan said...

mari, thats such a good way to put it. she totally does. and alisha, i have been thinking about you guys heaps lately, and this time last year. i cant believe you have been gone a year nearly. love to you and to mari and to dan.

SarahJ said...

I love this post Mel and totally agree with everything you have written. She is a truely incredibly generous person in everyway!! We love you Emma Wilson!!