It's a beautiful day here in Ohio. Warm and sunshiney after an extra long and dreary winter. The birds are singing. My azalea is blooming. I think Spring has finally sprung. Perfect weather for a Friday. I'm heading out in a couple hours to toast the weekend with a margarita and a good friend. I hope the restaurant has a patio. I'd love to sit outside and sip my limey delicious-ness. Ahhh... life is good.
For anyone who hasn't been to T's blog to read this story, I've gotta repeat it here. Cuz it's a cool one. It all started with a comment left on her referral post from someone representing an organization that had sponsored Emerson's orphanage and had additional photos of her. T and I were chatting on the phone on Tuesday and she was expressing her disappointment that she hadn't gotten a response from them. I suggested she find a spanish speaker to call and inquire (cuz the organization is in Spain). Then it occurred to me that I knew someone in Spain! Well... sort of.
This is the cool part of the story. See... a few months back I got an e-mail from Carmen, a fellow single mom-to-be adopting from China who is logged in 6 days after me. She reached out to chat after reading my blog for awhile. She's from Spain!
So I e-mailed Carmen, informed her of T's dilemma, asked if she knew of the organization and would be interested in contacting them for her. She e-mailed back quickly (in spite of the time difference) and shocked us with the news that she's actually a MEMBER of the organization! With Carmen's help, T got her photos and additional info the Very Next Day!
Doesn't that just give you goosebumps? Whether you want to call it luck, fate, coincidence or another red thread to our daughters... something happened there. I believe that sometimes people are put into our lives for a reason. Who would've ever imagined that a friendly e-mail from Spain would have led to one waiting mother reaching across the ocean to extend her help to another mother. The world really is at our fingertips thanks to the internet.
I'm constantly amazed by the connections we make thru these blogs. It's remarkable. When I first started mine, I figured nobody would even read it. LOL! And now look. I "know" someone in Spain! I've traveled thru several states to meet alot of other bloggers. Almost 3 yrs later, I count a few of these blogger chicks as some of my closest friends. Who woulda thunk it? This planet really is a lot smaller than we realize.
I know I've said it in a few places and a few different times already... but thank you, Carmen!! You have no idea how much your help meant. I can't wait for the day when you and I can share our own referral pics with each other. Who knows... we could even meet in China someday!