“There’s a lady outside with something for you,” the nurse said to me yesterday. I wasn’t expecting anyone. Who could this be?
A few minutes later a woman appeared. “You don’t know me,” she said. “But my daughter in Israel does.” At that moment I instantly saw the family resemblance and guessed.
“Gina Jacobson!” I said.
Gina and I have met in person at social media events, but we know each other largely thanks to Twitter. I see Gina in my timeline almost every day. We might be in different countries but she is one of those people who are a regular presence in my life.
Gina had seen my blog posts about hospital and breastfeeding and decided to send me a gift – via her mother, Lindy who works upstairs from the maternity ward. It was such a lovely, kind thing to do and it made my day.
Raphaela slept through the whole conversation. We talked about her and how big she was when she was born. Lindy mentioned that she missed her children who were overseas. A moment of sadness passed, and then we spoke of other things.
Thank you Gina. So many people have been so kind to me over this past couple of weeks – sharing stories, reassurance and experiences. All of you are helping in your own way, and it does make a big difference. Thank you to everyone for your kindness. It counts.