Thursday, July 18, 2013

Confessions of the #LubavitchManBabe (for Sara)

I'll get to my LubavitchManBabe in a moment.  But first I want to share something from my heart.

Thirty days ago, one of my best friends passed away.  Her name was Sara Behrman.  On June 23, some days after her funeral, I posted the following to my Facebook page:

"My friend Sara told me how people in India cool off without AC:

  1. Keep your clothes on!
  2. Step into a cold shower.
  3. Step out of the shower.
  4. Keep your clothes on!

She passed away on MondaySarah, you made my world so rich, so colorful. I'm missing you every hour!"

Her presence was so large that I still wake up in the morning and am physically shocked when it hits me that she's no longer in this world.

At the gathering held in her honor last night, we watched footage - much of it hilarious - from a NickMom shoot in my Sukkah last year.

How "Sara" to keep us rolling from laughter at such a moment!

Many of the folks there told me they had no idea about the show from which much of the footage was borrowed.  Called "Take Me to your Mother" it stars comedienne Andrea Rosen, a new mom who embarks upon a journey to meet moms from different cultures and life experiences to seek advice on how to raise a good kid.  Well, I was the "Jewish Mom" and my inner circle of friends were invited to different parts of a two-day party!  One of them was, of course, Sara.  In fact, the Hot Air Production team (love you gals!) decided to end the episode with her comments about...well, I'll leave you to take a look.

If you haven't already seen it, you can do that here.

And if that's not enough of an incitement, log on to meet my LubavitchManBabe  a.k.a. my oldest son Levi.  Andrea took one look at him and suggested she interview Levi on the steps of our home.  At the time I had no idea what they spoke about but, trust, I laughed out loud as I watched him confess to his "rebellion" in front of two million moms (!!) and Andrea coined the phrase that took off like wildfire.

During our time in the Sukka that day, Sara told Andrea how much she loved to have FUN with her kids.   100% true!!

In celebration of my friend, I want to share the love and laughter you'll see on the screen as Andrea visits with me, my kids and the rest of the Tribe.

I hope you enjoy.  And may our laughter and celebration of life pierce the heavens and bring us to the time of redemption now.