Claire Murray launched La Vie Clairemagazine in 2004 to celebrate women living creative lives pursuing their passions. I was hooked with the premier issue and have not missed a single copy since. Over the years she has profiled women artists, crafters, sailors, entrepreneurs and designers. All of these women had something in common; they were enchanted by the sea and had built their lives around this inspiration. Ms. Murray took this concept and Women and The Sea was born telling the tales of sixteen women.
Women and The Sea is a beautiful Coffee Table Book filled with beautiful pictures and stories of some of the most amazing women.
For those that have followed me here and on Facebook, you know the past year has been very stressful dealing with health problems. One of my goals written in my journal while I was getting the Iron IV treatments was once I made it through the treatments I would purchase the book as a reward for myself.
I am not sure if the treatments are a thing of the past yet as the week following my last one my iron levels started dropping again and I am once again awaiting the results of more extensive blood work. But I am beyond thrilled because last Wednesday I came home to find a box sitting by my front door and inside I had been gifted with a personalized signed copy of Women and The Sea. Inscribed was "Debbie, Hope you enjoy my new book ~ All the Best in the future. ~ Claire Murray". I sat there holding that book as close to my heart as one could hold something. It means more to me than words can describe and because it was given to me in such a gracious way I will always cherish it.
The timing could not have been better. I had just found out a few hours earlier that one of the skin biopsies I had done the week before was indeed the first stage of melanoma but once again I am thrilled because it was found early and the biopsy edges were clear!
While I am patiently waiting on the test results, I am enjoying pursuing the pages of my book and thinking of the woman whose love of the sea is as great as mine. Visit La Vie Claire to learn more about the magazine, the book and everything Claire Murray offers to those of us that love the sea.