25 of the best friends ever!

I have 25 exceptionally close friends, some of them I have never met and quite possibly never will!

Just under 2 years ago a friend (that I had never met) set up a facebook page for small/micro Work At Home Mum (WAHM) business owners to network and chat. Within a few weeks the group had over 100 members.

Over several months the main contributors felt the need for privacy as chatter would not always be about work and so the group structure changed and a small group formed and moved away.

In the last year we have become exceptionally close – aside from the business side of things (which boasts a successful regular market to showcase the groups talent) these women have become some of my best friends!

As I mentioned, many of us have never met – but that did not stop us hosting 2 surprise baby showers for 3 expectant mummy members…
We secretly organised gifts and selected a date to ‘host’ the baby shower for the two members that were pregnant at that time – we estimated the time that it would take for the gifts to arrive and they were sent to the recipients – can you imagine the surprise as large parcels started arriving marked ‘Do not open until instructed’

baby shower1

We managed to contain our excitement and keep the secret and then on the baby shower day, we invited them to a secret Facebook group where we had uploaded party food pictures, we had games to play and champagne to drink – and then they were allowed to open their presents!
I don’t think there was one of us that didn’t shed a tear and we were all in different rooms around Australia and New Zealand!

More recently in the space of 24 hours we decided to raise funds for a family that was in need of support – on Friday morning the discussion started and by that evening items were made, an auction market was set up online and items started to be uploaded to the site for previewing. The following day- 36 hours later the auction started with over 30 items 100% donated by us for the benefit of this family.
By the time the auction had closed we had raised $2,000 (well actually it was $1,997 but someone donated an extra $3 to make it $2,000) you can see our efforts here

Many people think that friendships online are fake, false or based on lies, and yes I am sure that there are many that are.
But not this one, these women have shared their highs and lows. We have worried, cried and laughed with each other. We have also been cross and SHOUTED to get our point across, but most of all we love, we support and we care.  We come from all walks of life, our history, religion and parenting styles all differ – but somehow in there, it doesn’t really matter…

I love my LAMmies ♥

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jaki Gordon
    Jan 31, 2013 @ 23:13:32

    This is beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes. We are so blessed ❤


  2. Sabrina
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 07:47:03

    ❤ ❤ ❤


  3. amultifariousme
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 07:50:53

    SO lucky to be part of this group of amazing women xx


  4. amultifariousme
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 07:52:15

    Reblogged this on A Multifarious Me and commented:
    I am so lucky to be part of this amazing group of talented, smart, generous, caring women xx


  5. Lori
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 17:25:37

    What a lovely group of friends you have there xoxo


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