Sometimes it is still incredible to me that I have attended my very own baby showers! I have been to so many over the years that, at times, it's hard to soak in the reality that these parties are to celebrate OUR little miracle!
Last weekend I had my final baby shower. What a celebration it was! The brunch was delicious. The decor was so fun and unique. The gifts were, of course, so wonderful. But it was the people that made it so special. My sister, sister-in-law and mom, POPW gals, my homemakers group, friends new and old...what a memorable celebration. I wanted to share a bit of my heart at the shower but I let the opportunity pass by without saying anything. I am not sure I would have made it through anyway, without tears. So today I'm writing what I should have said at the shower.
As I look around this room I am humbled by the women I see here today. Your presence in my life has blessed me beyond measure. You are the women who have walked me through the past three years. You cried with me and for me. You prayed on my behalf. You encouraged me. You brought me meals. You sent me cards and e-mails. You didn't always understand the journey I was on, but you stood beside me and loved me as I was. You mourned with me when I lost two babies and today you celebrate my sweet miracle Samuel. I am so thankful for each of you and the role you played in my journey to motherhood. To say I feel blessed hardly communicates the depth to which I am grateful and humbled. Thank you for loving me even when I was difficult to love. Thank you for petitioning the Lord on my behalf. He heard our prayers and what we celebrate today is the Lord's answer to those prayers. For the rest of my days, I will not forget the women that God brought into my life for such a time as this. I love you all and I thank God for your friendships.
Here are some photos from the celebration: