But when we did, there was this instant connection. Sure, she was just as sweet and thoughtful as everyone had said, but she wasn't rubbing it in my face. I loved being at the receiving end of her sweet nature and generosity! She had brought along her little 3 month old baby and I fell in love with the perfectness of little Joanna and enjoyed carrying her around.
Over the last four years, I have got to know her as a dear friend, with whom I share so many similarities in spite of our differences. Over facebook, she reached out to me at a time when I felt quite alone and I will be ever grateful for that. We hardly keep in touch (yeah, that's me :-) ) but she is someone I would call a kindred spirit. Nanma adores her Joanna chechi(big sister) and I look forward to their annual visits to India when we can meet in person and re-connect.
Leena is inspiring. She is a woman who's goal in life is to be the kind of wife and mother God wants her to be. She has this amazing ability, where she uses ordinary everyday occurrences as windows through which she lets God show her the bigger picture. She started on her blog a while ago, but her most recent post really struck a chord with me.
So dear readers, go over to her blog and read. Be inspired!