by Veronica Cresp
I continue to be astounded by the amount of help and support we have received from our community over the past nine months. Before the babies were even born we were generously gifted an abundance of clothing, swings, bouncers, jolly jumpers, exersaucers, baby carriers, bumbos, nursing pillows, toys…and the list goes on. (That doesn’t even include the gifts we received from our family and friends at our showers.) On a few occasions I posted in some Facebook groups (Moms in Kemptville and Kemptville Buy Nothing groups) that we were looking for formula samples, coupons and Similac cheques; each time the response has been overwhelming. We have been generously gifted far more than free formula samples and coupons. Beyond the plethora of items we received, some mamas also provided moral support from afar while others graciously offered to help with the babies (we definitely took some before COVID-19 and social distancing was a thing). We are forever grateful for the wonderful people in our community and we promise to pay it forward wherever we can. It really does take a village to raise children and thankfully we have an amazing one! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.