Sat most of the day at a local event, an old school friend I've barely seen since our teens, tells me she has happy news. 13 weeks pregnant, a late summer baby due.
Overdue. For a girl who has longed for a family of her own. Who has cherished a niece, congratulated friends, then wondered - and wondered - when it should be her turn.
Who has found her miracle in IVF.
Who glowed today, whilst we speculated over a daughter or a son. This lady who embellishes hand-made wooden plaques with messages of love. Names and dates and family stuff - weddings, anniversaries and births.
And now my friend can make her own - fill a nursery if she so desires - hang a wooden plaque on the front door.
And her Mum, as excited as her daughter for all that is to come.
A scan tomorrow, and then she can tell the world. She brightened my day, this happy girl.
In life bad things happen to good people. We all - in our own time - realise that. But today I was reminded that sometimes, while the sun shines, good things come to those who wait... x
Today I am linking up to the inspiring Magic Moments