Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Giving back

There seem to be some bloggers that we all know... Mel, Geohde, Alexa, Heather, Serenity, Julia, Antigone, Julie. I would hurl myself in front of a train for a few of these ladies, I'm not too proud to admit.

There's another one that is extra, extra special to me... JJ at Reproductive Jeans. She is a truly amazing woman. She has her hand in about 100 things at one time, yet always seems to be able to lend support or kindness whenever it is needed. As the brainchild behind the Braces Bunch (Generations 1 and 2!), she has helped dozens and dozens of women connect and become just that much closer through our association with the group. (Much like how LJ facilitated the truly invaluable support offered by TOOTPU.)

Perhaps it's because she gave us the most touching and beautiful gift for Liam that we received. Perhaps it's because she has a voice like an angel (if you don't believe me, buy one of her CDs). Perhaps it's any one of the 263 ways that she touches other people's lives each week. Anyway, JJ is always so giving, I wanted to give a little back to her.

If you know JJ, you know that she is on hospital bedrest right now, awaiting the birth of her baby boy. He will be here very soon, and although it's earlier than expected, we are all no less excited. To help prepare for his arrival, I have set up a page where folks can donate to a group gift for JJ.

Initially, I began attempting to contact the dozens of ladies in the Braces Bunch individually. But after getting my virtual wrist slapped by Facebook for engaging in annoying and possibly spam-like behavior (screw you FB, hmmmph), I figured I'd just put it out here for anyone who visits my blog. Mel has also agreed to put it on the LCFA for a few days. If you know that some of JJ's friends visit your blog regularly, please feel free to include a link as well (either to this post or to the baby gift site directly).

So, if you are interested (and haven't done so already -- thank you to all of you who have contributed thus far!), please head on over and join in the group gift/hug we are sending to JJ and Mook.

Then go hug your favorite blogger. :-)

11 comments:

Delenn said...

[Hug!] Thanks for doing this, Leah!

serenity said...

*hug*

YAY! I was wondering if someone was going to do something for JJ... thanks for doing this!!!

xx

Kami said...

Great idea Leah! I don't follow JJ's blog regularly, and she was still great support while I was on bedrest. I'm glad you made it so easy to give back

Heading over now!

My Reality said...

Wonderful idea! Headed that way now.

astral said...

You are such a good egg! {{hugs}}

Artblog said...

Happy birthday for tommoro in case i dont have the time!

and I'm not on the list, horrors of horrors!!!

WiseGuy said...

Happy Birthday, Leah!


....from LFCA!

Delenn said...

Happy Birthday, Leah!! I tried to write this last night, but Willow kept trying to eat the mouse cord...

astral said...

Happy Birthday!! Best wishes for you on your special day!!!

battynurse said...

Good idea.
Coming over to say happy birthday too.

Stacie said...

Wanted to wish you a wonderfully, happy birthday!