Monday, August 16, 2010

Gratitude

Last Monday evening, my Aunt and the Dude's Aunts planned and hosted the most amazing baby shower for me and the Little Monkey. It was so perfect. Every little detail was so fitting and was evidently planned with care! My Aunt said some very special things at the beginning of the shower that I appreciated so much and my BFF's mom (who is like a second mom to me) wrote this poem to read...

Changes

You're about to become a mother,
And in a million ways,
The life that you have led till now
Is really going to change!

The days of staying late in bed
Of sleeping all you wish
Will be a distant memory
And something that you miss.

The thought of having "me time"
To quietly contemplate - ha!
You'll just be glad if you can have
A shower by day eight!

But still, with all the changes
God really shows His wisdom
With your first look into their eyes
You'll know that you are smitten.

The lack of sleep won't matter
The piles of diapers damp
It will all be so worthwhile
When you're holding "Baby Cramp"!

I was incredibly blessed by a number of women who I have the privilege of attending church with and who are all very special to me.

One very special guest was Mrs. Tallman who recently turned 97! And I'm not sure who that crazy lady behind her is. I think it's someone from off the street who snuck in for the food! (HA, Love you, Laurena).
We received a high chair, swing, monitors, diapers and the remaining money needed to purchase our cloth diapers as a group gift from a number of people in our church family. And above and beyond that, we were blessed with so many clothes, bath supplies, toys, blankets, and much, much more. I'm sure you're not surprised to find out that the Little Monkey received lots of Little Monkey paraphernalia!

I will show off some more of it later this week when I do the nursery reveal.

Of course, there was a delicious spread of food, including the cutest ever onesie cakes made by Aunt Linda.

Can you guess who the Monkey Baby in this frame is?

Soon I'll be able to replace that photo with one of my very own babe. I wonder if he/she will look like me?

Thank you so much Shelley, Marcia, Linda, and everyone else who helped make the evening very special for me. Once again, I was reminded just how blessed my baby is going to be throughout his/her life to be surrounded by so many incredible, godly people who are just as excited as we are to welcome him/her to the world!

11 comments:

Sarah said...

What a lovely way to celebrate you and the wee one! And what a yummy and adorable looking cake!

Meg said...

Those cakes are adorable! Can't wait to see the nursery.. ;)

Jenna said...

Those cakes are SO cute!! What a great shower!

This Texas Momma said...

What a FANTASTIC shower! I'm so thankful you got major blessings!

Lucky in Love said...

Looks like you had another fantastic shower!!! And those cakes are the cutest! :)

Tricia said...

What a celebration! Can't wait to see the nursery. I hope that you have a fabulous week!

Brittany Ann said...

How cool! And what a sweet poem! I teared up!

And those onesie cakes are to die for!

SnoWhite said...

yea for loving family -- what a wonderful shower it must have been!

Gina said...

I love those cakes!!!!

Holly said...

Laurie was telling me about the poem, but then she couldn't remember the whole thing!
She and Wendy just pulled out of the driveway a few minutes ago on the way to the airport. Boo hoo!

Shaina said...

This looks soooo fabulous! The shower and the new stuff for hte room and the cakes and everything!