Internetz, one of the great joys of blogging and other social network venues is that I get the privilege of following your stories, cheering you on, celebrating with you in the good times and crying with you in the difficult ones. It is amazing how words on a screen become so much more than that. They become a living, breathing person. They become a friend.
It has been exciting in the last few months as a number of long-awaited BFP's have been announced. There has also been great sadness with losses in the world of infertility and beyond. In my short time blogging, I have felt joy and great disappointment with so many of you. What an honour.
Today I am overjoyed because a dear Twitter and bloggy friend, Lisa, is going to pick up her baby boy from the hospital. Lisa has taught me a lot over the past year about adoption, about the ups and downs that go with it, about disappointment, about waiting, and starting over. Lisa has taught me lessons in patience and most of all in hope. I am so thrilled for her that her time has come and she now gets to fulfill all her dreams of motherhood.
You can read her story and send your good wishes to her by visiting her blog.
Lisa and I both share a mutual love and fascination for this. Yes, Internetz, that is totally an Ewok Village playset from back in the day! I was trying secretly to locate one that I could send to her, but on eBay they are super expensive, sadly more than I can afford.
Now before you freak out, I totally know that this is NOT an appropriate toy for a baby. But it's so sweet, Internetz! (I sound like Peter Griffin in my head when I say that.)
My theory? Lisa could totally enjoy this playset herself (she totally would) until her beautiful baby is old enough to enjoy it too.
So I'm throwing this out there to the World Wide Webz - if anyone, anywhere has one of these playsets that they'd be willing to send to a proud new adoptive mama, you will have my undying gratitude. Children of the 80's check your basements, ask your brothers, scour garage sales! Let's totally do this for her!
To sweeten the deal, if you can help me do this, I'll totally send you a pile of sweet treats from Canada! Coffee Crisp, Crunchie bars, hell, even some maple syrup and Tim Horton's coffee!
Congratulations to all who are basking in the joy of pregnancy and motherhood and congratulations to Lisa and to all the other amazing mamas out there!