On August 6th, my parents graciously hosted a celebration in anticipation of our little boy’s birth (still without a name, I asked everyone to write down name suggestions…some great ones, by the way!). I was once again overwhelmed with the generosity and kindness bestowed by so many friends and family. What an amazing collection of women, all gathering to shower us with their love–as expressed in sweet conversations, beautiful cards, enough baby boy clothes and accessories to last 2+ years, as well as some additional cherished items…double stroller, Peapod, Ergo carrier, books etc. Ava even received some “Big Sister” gifts, which she thoroughly enjoyed.
Many thanks to those of you who attended my shower and to those who helped my parents with the decorations (Betsy, Esther and Johnny!), food prep/serving, cleanup and other contributions that made it so special. Thanks to my dearest friend and mentor, Rita, for sharing a heartfelt devotional and especially to my parents, for hosting the event. I’m also thankful for my dad’s many marvelous pictures that so perfectly capture these precious moments.