THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Ties That Bind...My Deep Experience at Steffie's Birthday Party

I know that you all are wanting to hear about Steffie B's birthday party and the truth is that it was fabulous in so many ways. This photo is me, Steffie, Emmie, Becky and Gwen.

I have followed along Becky's blog since I started blogging. I have visited Gwen's blog from time to time but didn't really know a lot about her or her family. Here's my take on these two women. Becky is the real deal. The warmth and loveliness you see on her blog is all legit. I immediately was drawn right to her. Her smile and personality are irresistible. It was a true joy to see her. Gwen is stunning and a spitfire. She had me busting up all night long. She's the woman who you know will ensure that you have a blast if she's with you for a girls night out.

Ok, I'm starting to sound like one of those people who writes about celebrities or something. But let me get down to the beauty of what I saw tonight. I saw these three women with a bond that I was not a part of and could never be a part of. There is a tie between them. It is the shared experience of journeying to a foreign land and returning with a child. They went through that process together and it forever changed them and bound them to each other. I could see it. This sisterhood. And it was very moving to me. I look forward to when I go on my journey and I hope that I am accompanied with women as amazing as these.


This is Stephanie with her husband David who is a hoot. My husband had a great time talking and laughing with him throughout the evening. I want to thank you for the invitation Stefanie, we are so glad that we went. I also want to thank Becky and Gwen for being so wonderful. It was a pleasure to meet you and I will be leaving many comments on your blogs. I am so looking forward to going through this wait with you.

25 comments:

LaLa said...

You are sooo lucky to be close enough to go.... What beautiful women you all are : )

Holly said...

Glad you guys had fun together.

kris said...

I'm so glad you guys were able to celebrate Steffie's special day together! And YOU woman are so STRIKING. What a smile on all your faces, but there is just something about you... are you over 30? Are you sure you're in the age group that ALLOWS adopting from China??

Elise said...

Loved seeing those pictures so quickly...glad you all had a great time together!!!

cougchick said...

Wow. May I just say that you gals are BEAUTIFUL! Your happiness comes shining through in these photos. Kimberley, you are such a pure heart and your strength amazes me. I can always feel you lifting me up on my down days. Thanks for sharing this wonderful night and for your special friendship. Did you know that you were the first person to add me to your blogroll? I felt accepted and I appreciate that since I am still somewhat of an outsider "wannabe" adoption Momma. I just love how you always think of others. Thanks.

Panda-Mom said...

Great FUN!!!

A Special Family said...

What a wonderful group of ladies!!!

(all so pretty!)

Enjoy those special times together!!

Stacy said...

Sounds like an amazing group of women. I am so glad you were able to share the party with Steffie. What fun!!

C.J. said...

What a beautiful bunch of women!

Glad you had a great time together :0)

LIZ said...

You all look lovely.Glad you had such a great time.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

G-d you all are total "glama queens". Must have Steffie's dress though! Love it. It is so neat to see how adoption brings people together. Wish I lived closer to all of you. I'm Always *grin* good for a good time and a few laughs.

Rony

redmaryjanes said...

Kris,
I definitely love you. I turn 39 in September. I am very much over 30, but keep on saying that, it makes me smile!

redmaryjanes said...

Cougchick,
You are a great woman and friend. There is nothing wannabe about that. I am so glad that you are part of our support group.

Steffie B. said...

Oh my achin word.....I am crying AGAIN! Have I not done this enough in the last 24 hours?!?!?!? Thank you for a beautiful post. It was truly amazing to see Becky and Gwen. I cried when they went through the check point gate today. My only way not to be too upset is the fact that I get to see EVERYONE in 3 weeks. Our group has remained very close. i can't wait to see them all! AND, I am looking forward to having dinner with you this Saturday! ;) Oh...and thank you for the wonderful gifts! ;)

Emmie said...

So glad you came, it was indeed a blast! Love the pics! Check out my blog, I posted some too! :)

Mark & Michelle said...

Sounds like a GREAT day!

Steffie B. said...

Ok....where is the Charlie's Angel picture?!?!?!? lol Maybe you'd better send that to us personally! lol

crazylady said...

How far is my commute? Pissed off I couldn't be there to compete for Steffi. Us Canadians never get asked anywhere.

p.s. when you wanted a patch from crazylandy.... did you mean?..

redmaryjanes said...

Steffie,
I didn't see it when I downloaded my photos and it was late when I posted. I'll see if I can find it.

redmaryjanes said...

Crazylady,
I meant a quilt square for my baby's blanket. ;)

Kimber said...

How awesome that you got to go to the big party! I am sure that they enjoyed meeting you too! I loved hearing your description.

Kim

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Loks like ti was a great party. Love the connections women make with each other.

kerri said...

Great photos of some beautiful, amazing ladies.It's terrific to put faces to all your posts.
Happy that you could all get together and share old memories and new some new ones.

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Sounds like memories were made once again. Sweet!

Jonni & John said...

COOL! It looks like you guys had a great time!

Hugs,
Jonni