It’s always nice to feel loved and doted upon by friends and family at your baby shower when you’re expecting. It’s even better when you live on the opposite side of the world with no chance of being the guest of honor at your own shower and your friends/family go out of their way to throw you a beautiful baby shower via Skype. Oh, wait, you’ve never heard of that before? Well, neither had I until a few weeks ago.
You see, when we made the decesion to move overseas we thought we were more than likely done growing our family. In an attempt to fit our life into 18 plastic tubs we sold or gave away every baby item we had to our name. After being here only four short weeks we found out I was pregnant. Without a moment’s hesitation my family and friends planned a baby shower to help us buy the things we need to welcome our new little one.
But, they surprised me with baby bedding handmade by my ever so talented cousin April.
There were tiny baby clothes to swoon over, sweet handwritten notes from dearly loved friends/family and each guest gave a name suggestion in an effort to help us choose a “Br” name for our sweet nameless baby that will be here in 11 1/2 weeks.
However, the highlight of the day had to be seeing the faces and hearing the voices of the people I treasure so deeply. This was the first time I had seen some of these ladies since we moved from Alabama nearly a year ago. Needless to say, at times I was overwhelmed with emotion. But, as my mama used to say, “I’m crying because I’m so happy!”
I truly wish our postal system here in the Middle East made it possible for me to send a handwritten note to each lady (and a few guys) that worked so diligently to make me feel loved and cared for… all the way on the other side of the globe. The Lord truly has blessed me with amazing friends and family. I love each of you!