Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The calm before the storm?

Today has been a good day.

Don't think I've told you guys about Bosom Buddies? It's an organisation involved with visiting and providing basics for new moms at a number of public hospitals in the Western Cape. They are also involved in providing packs to moms whose babies have died – a number which is obviously quite high in public hospitals.

Anyway, I heard about them a while back and thought of getting involved while I was on maternity leave but then "things happened" (got to love those euphimisms). So a couple of weeks ago I made contact to find out about their involvement with moms "who have gone through the same thing that I have". yes. Everyone else avoids calling it what it is so why can't I?

Turns out the one thing they don't have when it comes to moms of stillborns is a camera to at least take a photo of the baby for the mom to keep. (My photos of Sophia are among my most treasured possessions... without them I may forget - my time with her was so brief).

Aaaaaaannnnnnyyyyyywaaaaaaaaaaaaaay bla bla bla so I emailed my contact at Canon and voila, just like that Canon said for sure and sent me a beautiful camera - valued at around R6k for Bosom Buddies.

Delivered it today. Stoked

Mind you, tomorrow is Wednesday. Wednesdays are baaaaaaad days for me but who knows... maybe tomorrow will be ok.

9 comments:

Glugster said...

Bosom buddies is an awesome organization. I contribute to them every month.

quartercenturycrisis said...

That is really awesome!

Kristen said...

wow that really is an amazing thing that Canon did. Good for you for getting involved, I've never heard about Bosom Buddies but I'll definitely be checking it out!

Joanne said...

Just takes the right person to get things organised heh?

I hate that whole euphemism thing, call a spade a spade even if people get uncomfortable, they will get over themselves.

Tamara said...

Good for you and for Canon. I'm amazed that you're going through the hardest time and still thinking of others.

Hope your Wednesday is better than expected.

Mel said...

we are stoked with the camera and super grateful!!! We have a meeting on Friday and one of the things on the agenda is a new programme to deal with the high number of 'babies born sleeping'... a euphemism but such a precious one. I had a sweet idea for you, well I think its sweet. I will give you a bunch of blankets and you and your friends embroider S.G. on the corner of each and those get given to the moms to wrap the babies in. That way she gets to give something to each mom whose little one is with her now. Obviously don't do this if it will be a mission or make you feel worse but I think its quite amazing how God is using her already.

k@lakly said...

That is just an awesome thing! I hope being a part of such an important project and making such a great contribution, does make the next days a bit easier on you.
xxoo

Caz said...

Thanks guys

Mel - I love it. It's a great idea!

Bruce said...

Excellent way to channel what has happened into something positive....