The first weekend was the shower from my sister, sister-in-law, and my mom. The extra special part was that my sister flew all the way from Virginia to have this shower for me. To say that I’m thankful for my sister would be an understatement; we are blessed with a super amazing, hard to explain in words, blessed by the Lord relationship. I felt so special that she would throw a shower for me living so far away! One thing that I just loved about that shower was that she took some time to pause and reflect on the Lord’s goodness. She told God’s story, our unique story-through her lens-and it was so amazing to be reminded of how intimately she and so many others have been involved in our journey. Specifically, how many people have prayed alongside of us for a child. Many of you have cried with us, cried for us, prayed with us, prayed for us, encouraged us, loved on us, and now are rejoicing with us for this baby girl. And all that has only only been possible because the Lord has shown us the value of letting people in-of sharing life with others. As as we have shared our life, our story, and our journey over the last four years, He has provided so many people who have personally and intimately been involved in God’s amazing story…the story of how now is His perfect timing for us to have a baby of our own, after waiting four years. And we don’t believe His story and us having children is done either, as many of you have prayed with us for adoption. We continue to seek Him and His perfect timing for that, and we are just taking this one baby at a time…!
Here are some highlights from the first weekend of festivities!!
This shower was at Cathy Swanson’s house(my sister’s mother-in-law).. but also a dear friend who also has been praying for us, loving on me and encouraging me over the years. She has such a generous and tender heart, I’m so thankful for her!