If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times. My life got infinitely better the day I met Desa Henn. I consider it one of my life's greatest gifts to have the good fortune to work with her and to get to call her my friend. Obviously Patty feels the same as I caught her laying a big ol smooch on sweet and sassy Desa this afternoon. There is not one person that I know of who doesn't have the same love affair going on for Desa. She is 100% worthy of all the love and adulation in the world. If you've visited the second floor of moxie on a Tuesday or Friday then you most likely know exactly what I'm talking about. Not only does she work harder than any 20 year old I've met, (and we all know Desa is a young 39 and holding) but she cares SO MUCH about the shop, us her co-workers and every person who walks in the front door. There isn't much I wouldn't do for her. I don't think I've told her what to do in the 6 years she's worked with me because from day one she worked harder than I ever would dream of asking her to. We plead with her to work less actually but she'll have none of it. And if you know Desa then you know you can't tell her a thing! And that is just one of her many qualities I love! I love a girl with some sass!!
Today was an awesome day at the shop because it began with Courtney, Lisa and I getting to witness Patty giving Desa a painting she had done (just because she wanted to) of Desa's beloved mother Rista. Desa has told me many times that her mother was an angel on earth so to see her overwhelmingly positive reaction to Patty's gift brought a tear to our eyes. Life at moxie is a roller coaster .... one minute we're crying and the next minute we're dancing and today we did all of that and more.
Patty is uber talented and equally beloved by all of us. I often think that she has no idea how gifted she really is. Not just in her artistry but in her warm and gracious nature. I know this post is a love fest .... but hey, everyone deserves to know how much impact they make on your life and how incomplete your life would be without them. So there.