My baby shower was yesterday. The day is still a blur – it was amazing and overwhelming and emotionally filling and draining all at the same time. I fought back tears for most of it.

I knew people would come to the shower. I knew people would bring gifts (it’s a shower, after all). I knew people were happy for us.

I had no idea. I had no idea the amount of love and care that the hostesses would put into each detail – from a handmade guest book, to tiny homemade twice baked potatoes, to buying the jogging stroller they knew I would love.

I had no idea. I had no idea so many people would take time out of their lives to come.

I had no idea how excited all of them would be for us. Or how extraordinarily generous everyone would be. And how everyone in that room knew that it wasn’t the gifts – it was the day and the experience that mattered. A day that I was never sure would exist.

I begged and pleaded with BabyHope to stay – before I knew she was BabyHope. I had no idea how much everyone else wanted her to stay, too.

It was easy to feel alone on this path. But I was never alone. My family and my friends were and are still cheering us on. Sometimes silently and sometimes loudly. But with more intensity than I could have ever imagined.

~ by Larisa on November 18, 2007.

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  1. I have been silently cheering you on since before you were pregnant this time…I found you after I lost two pregnancies and now I have my little boy, my third child, and I am so happy and excited for you now. I am glad to see that you are finally realizing that its really happening. Congratulations.

  2. what a beautiful realization…thank you for that.

  3. What a wonderful day for you! And you so deserve it. It will just get better from here … the best gift of all will be holding BabyHope for the first time. Just a few more weeks!

  4. I love your transparency and honesty and thankful heart. I’m so happy for you to get to have this experience. It just keeps getting better and better as BabyHope gets closer and closer to her arrival…
    In Him,
    P.S. No shower pics???? 🙂

  5. I was in the hospital & missed my own baby shower by 2 days!
    Aren’t people kind & generous?

  6. So glad that you enjoyed your day, and felt the love and caring that so many have for your growing family. 🙂

  7. This post was gorgeous – left me in tears.

  8. I have tears in my eyes. I am so happy for you.
    Enjoy every minute….You deserve it.

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