We are so excited (and lucky!) to share this film with you today! Created with Jenner Brown of Lumineux Films for Samson, Eleanor and their mama Naomi, better known by the world wide web as Taza, a nickname given to her by her husband Josh. It means “tea cup” in Spanish, and we think Josh is spot on in this sweet moniker. Naomi is feminine and graceful; as we tread blocks and blocks through the city, she seemed to dance. She is traditional and classic, refined and warm. All the things a Taza would be. As we watched and talked with her there was one thing we all took away: Naomi puts her family above all else, at all times, and her priority and focus on her children cannot be derailed.
She talked with us about her daily struggles, heartaches, hopes and worries, she said that she leads the same sort of life that everyone else does, it’s realistic and regular. But, she chooses to focus on the positive, both online and in her everyday. It is no act, it is an extension of who she is at the very core.
We so admired her long standing desire to raise a family. It guided her every move, even as a teenager, it gave purpose and meaning to her life’s path up until that moment Eleanor was born, then a mere sixteen months later when Samson joined their family, and everyday after it. Although some friends, instructors, and administrators questioned this dedication to a concept far off into the the future, she held firm to that desire while at Juilliard and after graduating. She told us that wanting something so badly helps her cherish it more fully now that it is here.
Naomi is a rare find, she is every bit as lovely as she seems, and watching her commitment to her little family inspired us to be a little better than we were before.