October 18, 2012

I am Rich.

Last week, the kids and I settled in to watch a new television show.

It is called Brynne: My Bedazzed Life.

I wanted to watch it for Brynnes shoe collection.  For the dresses and the glam and the wealth and the wow factor of it all.

Most of us (okay all of us) can't even imagine a life like hers.  Plenty of money, a wardrobe overflowing with beautiful clothes and shoes, and the time and accessibility to travel and to attend parties.

Material things.

I thought about the show later, and I realised that I felt as if I was looking at a rare and beautiful creative in an exhibit, sad and lonely and captured.

She doesn't seem to have any family close by and I'm sure she has alot of people on standby to look after her.  But something just didn't feel right.

Brynne spoke about her desire to have a baby.  To become a mother.

For this segment she didn't wear alot of makeup and the glitz was gone.  On purpose perhaps?

Who knows.

It worked.  She was vulnerable, and deeply upset at the fact that she wanted a baby so much and her husband not so sure.

I really felt for her.  I felt sorry for her.  I wanted to hug her and invite her to lunch.

I think she would be loads of fun.  She would lend me her shoes, I'm sure I take her size!

For all the wealth and the richness that she has, there is only one thing she wants - a baby.  Something that millions of other women strive for. See, she's really no different to any of us!  She's struggling.

She is rich, yes, but I feel I am richer.  A smug perception perhaps, but proof that one doesn't need gems and dresses and material things in order to be happy.

I am a mother of three children.  They are my wealth, my richness, my life.  I don't need anything else.

I kind of think that if Brynne could exchange everything to become a mother, she would.

And I really like that about her.


Lisa Jay said...

It's true that our wealth is not in things. You made me want to invite her to lunch too :)

Unknown said...

I must be a multimillionaire with my 6!

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

I tuned in for the first time last night and felt a tug at the heart strings, she did seem lonely, despite all that she has and her entourage.

TheThingsIdTellYou said...

Yes we are.

But. I think I'd be an awesome rich Mama. My 2 boys PLUS all of the books and shoes in the world. :D

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

I didn't see the show .
I am rich too -I agree with you too.
I don't care about money, clothes, shoes , jewels or anything except enough to make sure my children aren't hungry and kept in good health.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

What a beautiful post Michelle! So very true.

Mum on the Run said...

Too true.
Our wealth is far more valuable.
:-) xx

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks lovelies, I'd still really love her shoes though :)

River said...

I have everything I need, plus happiness and my family, so I am rich too.

Mimsie said...

There is a saying I've heard many times: "Money doesn't bring happiness but it's way ahead of whatever is in second place!" I have never believed that to be true as riches are nice to have but they are only material things. Family and friends are what make you rich in spite of some of the trials and tribulations they bring with them. MOH and I could do with a lot more money but we get along OK without it as we have each other.

Farmers Wifey said...

I was just thinking that I am so much richer for knowing you..River and my dear Mimsie..xoxo

Kakka said...

I felt the same on watching the show, money can't buy you love, nor can it give you true happiness if the one thing you really desire is not within reach. I'd love to have lunch with Brynne to, maybe you can organise a bloggers meet lunch and we can share our friendship and support with her. She seems so lonely, even with all the 'people' around her. xxx

Farmers Wifey said...

oh my goodness, Imagine that!!