Last Saturday some friends gathered to celebrate the coming of our new baby boy.
I know there are lots of themes out there for showers, but I long for the beach, I would always rather be there than almost anywhere in the world.
The sound of the waves can soothe my soul almost as well as getting a good night’s rest, eating a great meal or doing a session in the Temple.
My husband happens to own several beachy props, so the decor was a no-brainer (right Stef…who stayed up late making everything look fabulous?).
I moved to Columbia in late January and come July I had new friendships – Stefanie and I met because we were assigned as Visiting Teaching companions through church. Lucky me.
A few months ago Stefanie asked if she could throw a shower for me – I told her I wasn’t sure that was a good idea, since I didn’t know anyone – she insisted.
I’m so glad that she did, I had a great time.
Those who came got to get to know each other better too – some of the activities were filling out some things about themselves and then me guessing who it was – it was fun and funny discovering who belonged to what.
Like, who listens to country music? Who listens to too much Hipster stuff? Who belongs to what weird quirk? Well, You had to be there to get the answers…
My other friend Jewly (along with her family) was the first person to reach out and invite me to do things.
Being in my first trimester and having to move was stressful enough – it was nice to have people go out of their way to befriend me when I wasn’t feeling up to it.
Since I began feeling better, it has been easier to make time for social activities.
again, I’m glad I did.
Because, had I remained a hermit I’m pretty sure my baby shower would have been a party of one.
I prefer to avoid Lonely – party of one.
I feel really blessed – to those who came and those who didn’t but sent gifts – you ladies are too generous.
I’m all stocked up on diapers and wipes too and that makes me happier still.
Thank you so much for thinking of me and making me feel special.
and special thanks to Stefanie’s husband who took over care of the kids all Saturday – we know Dad doesn’t fit into Mom Jeans, but we are so glad you put them on!
I like parties, who’s up next???
Ah, Tina, Tina is up next.