Saturday, April 18, 2009

Show & Tell #33 - Braces Bunch Edition

I was going to do a Show & Tell about what I was doing one year ago this week...

But I got a wonderful surprise in my snail mail box today, and I had to share.

This is from JJ, founder of the Braces Bunch, which is celebrating 2 years of supportive friendship.



I have never met Janel, but in the 2 years that we have corresponded (via e-mail, blog posts, and snail mail), I have felt a kinship with her. And I was totally honored that she sent me this.

What is it?

I have decided in celebration of Willow's first birthday this Friday, I am assembling a time capsule. In it, amongst other things--including print outs of my blog from the time I was doing her IVF cycle--will be this letter from Janel. I do not know if ten years from now (when Willow will open this capsule) I will still be in contact with JJ. I hope that I will. But, I want Willow to know that during the dark times preceding her conception, and during the happy times when she was born--Janel and the Braces Bunch were there to support me.

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22 comments:

one-hit_wonder said...

Lovely idea.

'Murgdan' said...

That is so cool. I hope one day I get to do the same...

I posted a snail mail show and tell too! There's just something special about snail mail...and fellow bloggers for that matter.

Cara said...

My kids will have to hire a rental truck to get their 'capsuls' out of here! They will have 18 scrapbooks by the time they leave for college!!

Awesome idea - she'll love it and so will you.

Fertilized said...

Excellent Idea

Lollipop Goldstein said...

That is such an incredibly gorgeous idea!

infertilityrocks said...

That is a wonderful idea! What a treasure she's going to discover someday!!!

Emmy said...

That is very sweet. I love it!

Parenthood For Me said...

I love the time capsule idea. I may have to copy that when we celebrate the one year anniversary of our son coming home.

Kristin said...

What an incredible idea! That will truly be something to be treasured.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Oh my... that sounds like an incredible idea. (I hope you don't mind if I copy it some day)

Carrie said...

That is such a special idea! I might steal that... she will think it is so special when she opens it. Good job, Mom!

Hugs,
Carrie

Billy said...

What a lovely idea :-).

WiseGuy said...

Awesome idea! I love it so much, that I may want to do it myself someday.

PaleMother said...

Hi ... Just popping in from SQSPJ ... Thought to mention that I've heard of sites that will produce a custom bound book of your blog for you.

I just did a quick, shallow search for custom bookmaker links and found these:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6349010

http://transientbooks.com/

http://myhandboundbooks.blogspot.com/

I know there are other, possibly reasonably affordable (if less arty) businesses that do this service.

The first time I heard this idea, I thought it was brilliant. So many bloggers doing such beautiful work that deserves to be honored and preserved ... turned into an heirloom, even. What a great thing to make it into a tangible, piece ... or better yet ... a unique art piece in itself!!

Taylor said...

What a touching and sweet idea! I just might use that one.

Erika said...
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Erika said...

Let's try this again... and this time I'll read what I write before pushing the post button :)

What a marvelous idea and such a sweet friend too!

beebles said...

too cool

The Steadfast Warrior said...

What a great idea! I love snail mail too!

Beautiful Mess said...

I love this idea! Willow is going to be SO excited when she opens it!

Pundelina said...

That is such a beautiful idea - I'd love to have something like that given to me.

:o)

MrsSpock said...

That is awesome!

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