Last Saturday, I experienced my first baby shower in my hometown of Gainesville, Ga. Despite being sick, I managed to put up a good front for two hours, as I visited with roughly 35 women and spent the majority of the time opening precious gifts.
After the shower, a bit tired and delirious, I reflected on just how blessed I am to have so many friends and family friends supporting me on this next big step in my life. The women at the shower have known me since I was a small girl, have seen me grow up and graduate high school, and attended my wedding three and a half years ago.
The women who threw the shower will always have a special place in my heart:
I will forever be grateful to these women who have left such an impression on my life. Thankfully, I have them to remind me what it’s like to be a great mother.
Despite many of the registry items I received, I also received many sentimental homemade gifts as well.
- Grandma Hunt gave me a children’s bible that she used to read to James growing up.
- Cousin Beth gave me a variety of handmade light-weight nursing blankets.
- My Grandma (mom’s mom) gave me a sweet tote that was similar to the one she made for my little brother and cousin when they were toddlers two decades ago.
- My Grandmother (dad’s mom) gave me a stockpile of soft fleecy receiving blankets.