Friday, April 27, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Community

It’s Friday – the day where I join other bloggers and take five short minutes to just write from the heart. Five Minute Friday is hosted by Gypsy Mama and this week’s prompt is COMMUNITY. 

How perfect is this week’s prompt of community! Along with my BFF and some other wonderful women, I have helped build a community of birthmothers from all over the place called BirthMom Buds. Though I don’t write about it very often on this blog, ten years ago I gave birth to and placed a baby boy in an open adoption and while it’s a bittersweet journey, I find myself proud to be a birthmother and more importantly proud to be a member of a community of such amazing women. 

On Thursday of next week, I will head to Charlotte, North Carolina where I will join other women from the birthmother community for
our annual retreat full of sharing, listening, learning, laughter and probably a few healing tears.

This also explains my absence from blogging lately as I've been finishing up some last minute type things. I honestly probably won’t blog much until I am back! This year’s theme is a fiesta, so appropriate since it falls on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo. It’s been fun planning the décor though I haven’t been able to share it here but I will be able to once it’s all over!

So, I am ready – ready for a weekend of community and to hug the necks of some of these amazing women that I only have the pleasure of seeing once a year and some I have yet to meet face to face!


  1. Sounds like you have a great trip planned. Just want you to know that your blog is really cute :)

  2. Thanks for sharing about your special community. I linked up over at Gypsy Mama too and wanted to say a big thank you on behalf of adoptive families. My son will soon be graduating from high school and it's been a joy and privilege to raise him. We've been able to do so because of a woman like you who made the same decision. So, to you and others...THANK YOU!

  3. Oh coley. How I cant wait to see you.