My mom came to town today (she is actually sitting in my office as I type this) and we went to lunch and are going shopping in a little while. We started talking about Birkins. When her inheritance from my grandparents comes through (everyone is fighting over it, but there is a timeline, and it's supposed to be January HOPEFULLY), she told me she'd let me get one thing, anything I wanted. I've got a decent car. I'm not letting my mom buy me a house or anything ridiculous. I don't need anything; I work and pay for everything myself and I'll do that on my own. The only thing I mentioned, quietly, was $8,000, no questions asked. She said that was fine, but asked if I'd tell her what it was for. We started talking Birkins. I can't believe it-- because she thinks Coach is too much for a bag-- but she said okay!!!!! We discussed colors and leathers, and she said her only stipulation is she wants to help me pick it out-- and she doesn't think I should get Blue Jean. She thinks I should get black-- which I've been leaning towards agreeing with her on, because it's a timeless color in a bag I'll carry forever. I'm hyperventilating. I'm so excited. I'm trembling. There's a chance I might even be able to get it (IF the inheritance comes through in time) next month when I'm in Dallas!!!! Or look, at least. You ladies just don't know how exciting this is for me. It's my biggest dream. When I explained to her the craftsmanship, how long it takes to make one, etc, even SHE was impressed and said that if that's what I want, that's what I'll get. My grandmother mentioned once how much she "did love that bag Grace Kelly carried"-- and even though this is a Birkin, I'll still think about her every time I carry it. So I need your prayers and good wishes that everyone will stop fighting and hating each other and this will all be settled... and when that happens... I'LL GET A BIRKIN! My hands are shaking even as I type this!