Show & Tell: The Ultimate Friendship Bridge

It’s a special edition of Show & Tell, and our class is celebrating our first year of revealing ourselves and learning about others.

How? By sharing one memorable post, of course.

Mine is about a friendship, which began with a bridge. (Yes, that is my most memorable S&T post of the last year.)

Last summer, Cassandra (a fairly new-to-me-blogger) posted a photo of a bridge and a story about her visit to it as an angry, defeated infertile. She ran a contest to guess where in the world this bridge was.

I won the contest, because I, too, had an infertility story about the same bridge!

Cassandra mailed me one of her hand-thrown pieces of pottery for my prize (currently holding lilacs that Tessa picked yesterday).

A few months later, and under secret conditions, Cassandra responded to my plight of chewed up woobies by having four of them sent to me.

And just last month, I finally got to meet Cassandra when she visited my town and spent an afternoon with my children and me. Again, she came bearing gifts, including another exquisite piece of her pottery.

So for my favorite S&T post of the last year, I select the one that kept on giving, the one that brought me a new, witty, intelligent, compassionate and generous friend — who is now pregnant with twins — woohoo!

Please click over to read the last 2 paragraphs (under the image) in her post. Warms my heart.

For more Show & Tell favorites, visit Mel’s Show & Tell.
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0 thoughts on “Show & Tell: The Ultimate Friendship Bridge”

  1. Thank you for sharing this . . . what a wonderful story! I’m always amazed at how true friendships are born online out of similar circumstances. It makes me believe that things happen for a reason – if you both had not struggled with IF, you never would have come into each others’ lives. Somehow, I think I find that comforting. – Tkeys *ICLW*

  2. That was a great Show and Tell – I remember reading it when she first posted that picture. The analogy was awesome!

  3. I love that you two met over a post. Just think, if she had never walked across that bridge, all that wouldn’t have come after.

  4. I, too, love that woman, and I’ve never met her! But I now know two of you that have!!!

    Great trip down memory lane…

    Did I cheat if I just put in direct link and did a quick cliff notes intro??

  5. Thank you for sharing this . . . what a wonderful story! I’m always amazed at how true friendships are born online out of similar circumstances. It makes me believe that things happen for a reason – if you both had not struggled with IF, you never would have come into each others’ lives. Somehow, I think I find that comforting. – Tkeys *ICLW*

  6. That was a great Show and Tell – I remember reading it when she first posted that picture. The analogy was awesome!

  7. I love that you two met over a post. Just think, if she had never walked across that bridge, all that wouldn’t have come after.

  8. I, too, love that woman, and I’ve never met her! But I now know two of you that have!!!

    Great trip down memory lane…

    Did I cheat if I just put in direct link and did a quick cliff notes intro??

  9. Aw shucks.

    When I go there again someday, I will have quite a story to tell my children about that bridge. But before that happens, I have a feeling that they will meet you, and Reed can see for himself that they did not turn out to be a dog and a cat as he predicted (fingers crossed, anyway).

    Aside from becoming friends with you, the other wonderful thing about that post was that once I had a place to send my bad IF thoughts, I almost never had them anymore.

    I am so very glad I wrote that post!!!

  10. Oh, how great! I love Baby Smiling and I’m so happy you guys have this wondeful friendship bridge connection. Just fantastic!

  11. I never knew you did IVF, let alone in another country! I was thinking about going to Europe after my next IVF cycle, but I really don’t think it’s a good idea. It’s not like going to the beach, even though it is fun. I’m glad that your memory led to a new frienship.

    I think I’m going to finally post that S&T you’ve been waiting for.

  12. I remember that post…and I remember how those last two lines moved me. Just think, she is so close to being able to make that visit with her children.

  13. Aw shucks.

    When I go there again someday, I will have quite a story to tell my children about that bridge. But before that happens, I have a feeling that they will meet you, and Reed can see for himself that they did not turn out to be a dog and a cat as he predicted (fingers crossed, anyway).

    Aside from becoming friends with you, the other wonderful thing about that post was that once I had a place to send my bad IF thoughts, I almost never had them anymore.

    I am so very glad I wrote that post!!!

  14. Oh, how great! I love Baby Smiling and I’m so happy you guys have this wondeful friendship bridge connection. Just fantastic!

  15. I never knew you did IVF, let alone in another country! I was thinking about going to Europe after my next IVF cycle, but I really don’t think it’s a good idea. It’s not like going to the beach, even though it is fun. I’m glad that your memory led to a new frienship.

    I think I’m going to finally post that S&T you’ve been waiting for.

  16. I remember that post…and I remember how those last two lines moved me. Just think, she is so close to being able to make that visit with her children.

  17. Cassandra is indeed a great lady. She is always so supportive in her comments and hey guess what I won a piece of pottery from her too. She sent to my mom as you know I am in the land of the pharaohs and it not easy to get thinsg here. Thanks for sharing and I remember that bridge connection you guys had too.

  18. Cassandra is indeed a great lady. She is always so supportive in her comments and hey guess what I won a piece of pottery from her too. She sent to my mom as you know I am in the land of the pharaohs and it not easy to get thinsg here. Thanks for sharing and I remember that bridge connection you guys had too.

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