Sometimes I am just overwhelmed by the kindness...
Check out the wonderful gifts from my September Cyber Shower partner:
Maybe you saw the raspberry hat that I made for her?? That was a gift from the heart as was her package of goodies to me. That is what feels overwhelming. Sending heart-felt gifts 3000 miles across the country to someone who you've never spoken to on the phone. Someone with whom you may never have breakfast. You may know the name of the daughter for whom she waits, but will you ever meet? A cyber shower. Despite the frequently anonymous internet miles...so very personal. Something so unique to this IA process
The theme for the September cyber shower was "the Red Thread". Ambiguous, open for interpretation...that is why I joined in the fun. I always enjoy a creative challenge!
Besides a huge box of wonderful buttercup-oriented goodies...I ended up with an understanding of the needs of a cleft-impaired child and a thoughtful new friend. My cyber-shower-mate, Debs, will be going to China very soon to meet her daughter (DD#2), Meilyn, that waits. Meilyn is a beautiful girl...and I so look forward to hearing about her journey from China to NY. What a loving family she will join.
Debs put together such a thoughtful box of goodies for us! I love this little overall set. It is made of the softest corduroy. And, it has a wee thermal shirt underneath. Very cool. I love it.
The "red thread" here is that Debs decided to buy the same exact "fit" for her daughter. Same-same!
Each gift that Debs sent was wrapped beautifully and tied with a thoughtful note that explained the "red thread" connection. One of the very, very special things she enclosed was a baby "rain stick"....sooooo cool. The "red thread" was that it was her daughter's (DD #1) favorite toy when they met her in China.
Debs also included some chocolate for the "wait" and a lucky ladybug...but, hey, check out this amazing book titled Kite Flying!! It is written by Grace Lin (author of Dim Sum for Everyone), a local author to Debs...who SIGNED this book! See below:
Lovely book, lovely shower, lovely new friend!
Thank you Debs! I so look forward to hearing about your TA & everything else that leads you to meeting lovely Meilyn.
Your kindness means so much. XOXOXO