Yesterday I received my first ever hamper and one which I will remember for ever, not simply because it was the first I received but because of the special people which sent it to me. When I was three months pregnant I joined an Irish parenting forum called Eumom and found a group for my due date - February 2013. Myself and nineteen other mothers joined a Facebook group from this forum and we all became quite close during our pregnancies. The wonderful ladies in this group became my rock during my pregnancy, offering advice, sharing their stories and having general chit chat. I was delighted to have found such fantastic people and to have shared our pregnancy journeys with one another was such an amazing experience, I will never forget it. The ladies in my group didn't know about my second pregnancy, I didn't want to share it with them until I had had my first scan and was fourteen weeks along. I wanted to surprise them by putting up a scan picture and saying 'room for a little one?' but unfortunately I won't be able to do that now. I told them about all the events of last week and they were nothing but supportive to me, sending me messages, ringing me as I waited in the hospital alone and asking if I was okay on more than one occasion.
You can imagine my surprise when my best friend Cher, one of the ladies who's in the group visited me yesterday and produced a huge basket hamper in front of me fulled to the brim with lots of lovely treats to relax and spoil myself with. Cher and the other ladies from the group had each donated money towards my hamper in the hopes of cheering me up and letting me know they were thinking of me. I was utterly surprised and amazed by their kindness. Inside the hamper was such a heartfelt card, I cried when I read it. These ladies are nothing short of amazing, such wonderful, thoughtful people who have made me feel thought of, loved and who have brought a smile to my face after a week of frowns and sadness.
Cher, Christina, Mo, Mags, Tracey, Anne-Marie, Karen M, Debs, Rachel, Karen McL, Steph, Melissa, Dom, Alexandra, Liz, Gemma, Monia, Susan and Kate thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I'll never forget this ♥
Thank God for beautiful and kind friends.