As always I’m a tad late on the mark here, but you know that they say about “African time”…
I started this blog in 2008 as an outlet to my thoughts and emotions relating to our journey to a family and through it was thrown quite literally into a world where I was meeting like-minded people who understood where I was coming from and who knew not to tell me to “relax” and who knew that telling me stories of their auntie’s cousin’s friends twice removed cousin who “just adopted and when they stopped thinking about it, she fell pregnant”.
It was also a time when I started reading JJ’s blog. It took me a while to get the hang of this blogging thign and it was a further while after that, that I plucked up the courage to click on the Braces bunch logo on her blog and found a whole new group of wonderful people to connect with and to become “friends” with. Being part of the Braces bunch is totally cool (even though I miss most of the twitter action cos of the time differences between SA and the US) and I’ve connected with some really amazing women who inspire and lift me up daily. Cos when I’m feeling sad or have just had bad news and I open my post box I see a cool envelope and just know that someone far away was thinking of me. Someone in another country took time out of their busy schedule to remember me and to send me a word of encouragement or make me smile.
That’s something special. I am SO grateful to be a part of it.
My daily blessing card said this today:
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves ~ J.M Barrie
And that I think pretty much sums up what this group of women and our founder means to me.
BB girls – you rock! Happy 3rd Birthday Bunchers! Here’s to many more years of support and love for each other.