November 19, 2008

Well Wishes to Lady Roots-Voice from Jamaica

I love my LadyRoots-my beautiful and soulful friend that lives on the island of Jamaica!

I have been traveling to Jamaica since 2000. I fell in love with the island and her people on my first trip there and continue to return year after year. There is something about Jamaica, her people, the music and the spirit of this place that touches my very soul.

Prior to my most recent trip (July 08), I was searching the Internet and was led to "Voice From Jamaica". As Lady Roots later reminded me this was not a chance encounter my stumbling across her blog, I think she said something like "The student is always led to the teacher."

I started to communicate with LR via email, asking questions and probing her for information. She was always gracious in her responses but was equally direct with them.

We actually got to know one another fairly well from these emails and felt comfortable in our Internet friendship.

Long story short, prior to my trip, we decided to meet while I was there. She lived nearly 5 hours away from where I would be staying and I had no transportation. She was willing to come to me so that we could meet. I was so excited about this and so was LR, even though our husbands were somewhat reserved about the idea. We (LR and I) both knew why; being cautious was most of it but, what it was more about was that neither had ever developed Internet friendships before and really couldn't get a grasp of that whole concept.

That didn't deter LR and I and we met on that beautiful day in July. We shared a meal together and a wonderful swim in the beautiful warm Caribbean.

During my visits to "Voice from Jamaica", I was amazed at all of the beaded creations that LR made. I stopped by my local beading shop and selected some beads to bring LR as a small gift for taking the time to talk to me and for believing in our destined friendship.

One day, I received this beautiful gift from LR-made from some of the beads that I had given to her. I was so amazed at the beauty of the gift but more importantly at the beauty of the giver.

Lady Roots is my soulful friend forever and I love her for her thoughts, beauty, inspiration and the very kindness she exudes in just being herself. As I write this, I would like for all of you, my friends, to say a prayer for LR as she has most recently broken her ankle and will require surgery next week. You can also visit her blog and lavish well wishes, love and prayers on her there!

"Bless up" as she says and "Heal up" as I will say now! LadyRoots-you sweet and lovely soul-my friend FOREVER! I LOVE YOU! xoxoxo


ButterCup said...

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LisaLectura*creations said...

Hi Leslie! What a lovely story! It's like you were meant to meet each other. I love that! Her beaded treasure to you is beautiful!

Thanks so much for your interest in my art! I don't mind sharing at all. I printed the images on my home printer directly onto fabric paper. Cut and sized to fit, adding more fabric & felt on some, embellished, and then stitched away!

Also, Thanks for your sweet comment!

Lisa :)

Pam Warden Art said...

Hi Leslie
You are the winner of the comment drawing I just had. Congratulations. Please stop by my blog and pick out any of the prints you see there or on my etsy or on my wholesale site (all found on Pam Warden Art) then email me with your address. Let me know in a comment which print you'd like. Actually I drew my nieces name, but that smacked of favoritism or nepotism or some kind of isim :) So I picked the number next to her. YOU :-)

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren Leslie,

My life will forever be enriched by your friendship.

Your talent, your passion, your quest to find the best in everyone you meet and your boundless love are Jah's gift, not only to you, but to us as well.

Thanks you for lifting me in healing prayer and asking others to do it also.

I love you,
Bless Up,
Lady Roots

painter girl said...

Hey Leslie,
What a wonderful post! And such a great story. I will go directly over to Lady Roots and offer up my prayers for a quick healing time for her ankle. the bracelet is so beautiful You both are blessed that you have found each other.

Clay Perry said...

she is indeed a woman full of magic, loved that post, i hope i get to meet her one day

Anonymous said...

Ahhh! That warmed my heart, Leslie...divine connections are the sweetest gifts...cherish it always, bless :)!

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