Our family has been loved both by Mother Nature (a.k.a. SNOW) and by friends and family providing for our family via baby showers over the past couple weeks.
The first shower was given by friends in our former town about an hour and a half south of here. It was surreal because it was given by the same friends and at the same house as our shower for D. in 2004. Can it REALLY have been FOUR years since we brought him home? My lands time flies. These ladies have been so good to our family over the years. This shower was no exception. It was a lovely brunch and we were showered (original verb usage, huh?) with all sorts of fun things we need for the bambino. Clothes, toys, travel items, rattles, medicine, feeding seats, books, you name it. They were really good to us and we are forever grateful.
Shower ~ January 12, 2008
Our next shower happened yesterday morning and it was a shower in two ways: three of us (four including J.) sitting in the lobby of a Starbuck's as huge snowflakes poured down from the sky. We laughed and we talked about mommyhood as we watched the beautiful snow shower outside...it was a lot of fun.
Finally, last night, a couple friends threw us a wonderful evening--a miracle if you ask me considering the funky weather we had all day. Even though we had a lot of cancellations, fourteen folks showed up and it was a relaxing evening of good conversation, unBELIEVEABLE food and laughter. Friends from all different parts of our life blended seemlessly and it was fun to observe this cross-section of relationships all enjoying each other's company.
Shower ~ January 19, 2008And, to top it all off, I discovered something this morning that took hubs and I completely by surprise. There, in our diaper bag, was an unmarked, sealed white envelope. Inside was a gift that blew us away. We don't know who put it in there and, obviously, they would like to keep it that way. But to whoever it was...... thank you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Showers come in all sorts of ways. Snow, friendship, unexpected blessings.... we have been showered way beyond what we deserve.
And we are grateful.