Friday, August 14, 2009

Beyond Blessed

That's all I can think today.





Truly I am.

Today I am so overwhelmed by God's goodness in my life.

Yesterday was a day of fun, relaxation, memories, blessings.

After dropping Samuel off at grandma's house to play for the day, I spent the afternoon shopping with my friend Kari. She has an eye for decorating so we hit 9 different stores (I waddled behind her most of the way!). We shopped until I nearly dropped and got a bunch of things I had been looking for to decorate our home....I'm not one to take time to shop for and purchase window coverings so I was very appreciative to have her shop for me!

Beyond Blessed.

Then I met my sister-in-law Megan and my friend Liz for pedicures. The three of us are all expecting so it was a treat to get pampered together. Liz is due just two days after me and Megan will deliver my niece or nephew in late October/early November.

Beyond Blessed.

Then (as if I hadn't tried to accomplish enough in one day at 36 weeks pregnant) we headed off to my friend Betsy's house for a craft night that she holds once a month. I always look forward to craft night....treats, girl time and a fun craft that Betsy plans for us.

But last night when we walked in the door all the ladies yelled, "Surprise!"

And I stood there dumbfounded trying to figure out what the surprise was. I was quite confused for a bit :) Turns out the surprise was for me and our little baby girl. The rest of the night included a very 'pink' party, food, dessert, laughter, stories and gifts. All because of the precious miracle growing inside of me.

As I was driving home last night I could hardly comprehend that I am actually pregnant, having a baby girl and had a party to celebrate her. I feel like I'm walking in someone else's shoes.

Thank you dear friends. I cherish each one of you and the role you play in my life. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate my baby girl. God has given me amazing, wonderful friends with whom I get to journey through life with.

Beyond Blessed.

Here's a photo of my cherished friends who came to celebrate me and my miracle:

Beyond Blessed.

Although I realized that very clearly yesterday, I am Beyond Blessed today and every day.


McCaffrey365 said...

and we as your friends are truly blessed to have you as a friend. So happy you had such a wonderful day. Wish I could have celebrated with you.

Amber said...

what a great surprise for sure:)

jayfersgirl said...

I know Jenn Langford and linked to your blog when she mentioned your amazing story about how Samuel came into your family. I hadn't been to your blog in a while, and had obviously missed the big announcement, even in my few visits:) Today, I saw on Jenn's blog that your most recent post had been "Beyond Blessed" and I thought "Is she pregnant?!" So glad my thought was absolutely wonderful for your family!:)