Hey, everyone! We need your happy thoughts and good wishes.
You might not know that behind the scenes Beth, our blog editor, does most of the work. She lines up contributors, brainstorms ideas, formats the posts and does most of the writing. I don’t know what we’d do without her. Beth and I met through the blog over three years ago. Asking her to work with me was the best decision I ever made. If you’ve had the chance to correspond with Beth (hundreds of you!) you know that she is exceptionally nice, organized and enthusiastic.
I’m sure it will come as a surprise to you to learn that for the last 11 weeks Beth has been doing all the blog work while lying on her side in bed. Yes, she is 31 weeks into a pregnancy that has been fraught with complications and she has been on bedrest for 11 weeks already. Nine more weeks to go.
If it was me, the boredom, anxiety, frustration and discomfort would have crippled me somewhere around day 5. (No sewing or knitting or crafts!) Beth, however, has been optimistic and accepting of her difficult situation. She has been simply grateful for every day that passes that brings her closer to holding her baby in her arms.
Still, it is a difficult situation. She has a son at home and it’s hard to care for him. It is impossible to keep your spirits up all the time, which is why I’m writing to you today. She needs a little lift from her friends in the sewing world. If you believe in prayer or the power of collective well-wishes, she would appreciate it. If you have an experience to share or a word of encouragement to offer, I know she’d love to hear it. You can write to her directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) or comment here. Thank you for your help.
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