a baby shower

I was blessed to be invited to share in the baby showering of my sis-in-law Jess this weekend!  If you don’t know Jess, you should meet her.  Her smile is huge and inviting and her heart is even bigger.  As we all gathered around the living room to offer a quick prayer before we snacked and mingled, I witnessed the most amazing outpouring of love.  What was in my mind surely going to be a 15 second blessing over the food turned into woman after beautiful woman praying, encouraging and loving Jess and the sweet boy in her tummy.  I was pushed to tears as I listened to this diverse and unconnected group of family and friends – young and old – as they offered prayers and praise for the young mom we were all there to celebrate.  My heart swelled as I looked at this sister of mine humbly accepting the esteem of so many.  Jess, you are an amazing woman.  A spiritual inspiration.  God is using you. Using you just as you are to bring others closer to Him.
This shower was so special, filled to the brim with love and excitement over this baby.  Baby P, you are a long awaited miracle in our family and we are already fighting over squeezing you.
She’s got that glow, don’t cha think?
So many thoughtful details…Yummy food and drink in a lovely home… Oh, and I tried a Keurig for the first time.  I want one. BAD.

Jess, you did great opening your mountain of gifts!  I remember sweating profusely and maybe even shedding a tear or two at my shower during gift time 😉

Diaper cakes.  I am so baffled and intrigued by them.  My goal is to make one before the year is out.

Alright dude, at least 5 more weeks and you’re free to join us!  Can’t wait!

One Comment on “a baby shower”

  1. jessica says:

    Dani!! Thank you so much! I appreciate that post a lot! I definitely felt the love on Sat. Sometimes you need that kind of TLC support more than you realize. I didn’t think I did, but I really did. I looked around, and almost every woman at the shower supported me throughout the year after our miscarriage last July! They shared their hard stories, gave me support, and a lot of encouragement to keep up our hope. I healed, praise God! Here we are a year later about to have our little guy. The baby shower represented a room of women that willingly gave strength, encouragement, and love to a hurting girl a year ago, and then came on Sat. to celebrate what God has done….over and over in my life really, just not with children. 🙂 I could have had a “messy cry” during the prayer before the food – the heaving, sobbing, ugly kind of cry, but luckily I could hold the floodgates back and just allowed the tears to trickle. haha. I cried again on my living room floor Sat night when I was by myself looking at all the gifts individually and savoring the cuteness. I got to read all the cards, scriptures, and pour over the words. I had tears of joy and thanksgiving. Anyway, thank you Dani for this sweet post! I love you and appreciate you. (and I would LOVE those pictures!! I don’t have any!) Love, Jess and baby Axel, haha. 🙂

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