Such a celebration!

Today I sit here as the luckiest girl in the world! Truly, I am richly blessed and supported in ways I can barely put into words. This week three friends who are also my dear neighbors, hosted a shower for me and for the little girl who will soon adorn our streets with her beautiful eyes and precious smile. My friends, Kim, Michelle and Carrie seriously went all out people and I do mean ALL OUT to get our all boy household ready for a little princess. Take a peak at a few photos below and you will see just how they spoiled me πŸ™‚

So let me just say that that you have never seen a cuter and more amazing cake! 
It made me cry to see the blond momma holding the little cocoa baby complete with curly locks.
Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan certainly does deserve a shout out for clever and delicious cake.
The entire top square cake is now in our fridge and we plan to all share it as a family before I depart 
next week for Ethiopia. 
I’m telling you the entire night was super special!

The table looked extra special too with amazing flowers out of my girlfriend’s backyard and 
darling cards displaying facts about Ethiopia.
They used fancy ribbons to wrap each napkin and even brewed Ethiopian coffee that we had brought home so that everyone attending could try it. 
YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING IF THEY ARE FOR HIRE BUT SADLY NO… THEY ARE ALL THREE BUSY MOMMIES WHO HAVE THEIR OWN BIRTHDAYS AND FAMILY EVENTS TO PLAN. πŸ™‚

It was such a gift to me to be in a room with so many supportive women. I so appreciate the generosity, the curiosity and the support surrounding our adoption. I cannot help but think that several of us in attendance that night would make a terrific mission team. Most of us are raising little ones but who knows what the future holds. I just know that the adoption of one sweet baby into our hearts and our home has turned out to be so much more than I could have ever imagined. 
Even through the questions, the wait and the many program changes this has been a miraculous journey.
Thank you all for making me feel so blessed and so loved.
You guys ROCK!

3 thoughts on “Such a celebration!”

  1. My heart just BREAKS for these families in the Nepal program and for all those children just waiting with nowhere to go. πŸ™

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