Once a month I go to one of my favourite things, the monthly uke jam of the Northumberland Ukulele Orchestra at the Beamish House in Port Hope, Ontario. It is a great group of people who love to play the ukulele. Talk about fun! You can read about it here or here .
Beforehand, a few of us meet for dinner. At one such gathering, Brenda mentioned having given a baby shower the night before. What was eventually revealed was that Brenda didn’t actually know the young mom and baby girl in whose honour the shower was held. In fact, nobody else at the shower (with the exception of the young mom’s mom and sister) knew the young mom either. The guests were all friends of Brenda. They all brought food to the shower and presents for someone they didn’t know. They had hot dogs and s’mores and a campfire. There was a lot of laughter. They celebrated this new life and the moms in their world.
Why would Brenda do this for someone she doesn’t even know.
“Because she needed to know that there were people in the world who cared about her and her baby.”
The world needs more Brenda.