09 January 2012

Thank You

Early in December, some of you may remember a post I shared about someone very close to my heart.  Enough is due to have a precious baby boy soon {any day now!}, but is struggling {like so many other South Africans} to make ends meet and often isn't sure where dinner is going to come from on any given night. {See original post here}.  While she cannot wait to meet her baby boy, her pregnancy has also placed herself and her husband under immense financial pressure, and she's mentioned that they are uncertain of how they are going to survive all of the expenses that come with having a newborn.

  As a way of trying to ease the strain they are under, I asked friends, family, and bloggers if they would be willing to donate new and used baby clothes and supplies for Enough and her family...

...and I was absolutely amazed by the response

Clothes and supplies came pouring in from all over the country to the extent that, when I left California to head back to South Africa, I had to check an entire extra large suitcase in order to be able to accommodate everything.

After arriving back in South Africa, Jurgen and I held a small baby shower for Enough on Christmas Eve...


... and she was completely surprised, overwhelmed, and speechless by everyone's generosity and thoughtfulness.

Thank You So Much to all who contributed!

This is just another instance in which I've been reminded how truly wonderful the blogging world is and how blessed I am to be connected to so many generous, caring, and supportive people.  My heart is full :)

4 comments:

  1. She must have been ecstatic about the baby carrier thing! Now she doesn't have to wrap the baby in a towel!

    You have such a good heart Jen!

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  2. I'm not sure how I happened upon your blog, but this post truly moved me, and I am glad I did. It makes me realize how important and meaningful blogging actually can be, and now, how it can touch lives!! I have 3 kiddos of my own and know the expenses are crazy tough, and I'm so happy to see the joy on this family's faces after the baby gifts!

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  3. That's so wonderful, you are a very good person!

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  4. So glad I could be a part of this. What a truly wonderful thing :) xo

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