Our church family threw me and Josh a baby shower last Sunday, and we were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love shown to us. It was the most beautiful and special baby shower we could have ever imagined. We were filled with gratitude by amount of people who took the time to come share in our joy.

We received many, many wonderful gifts. I think about the many hand-made gifts we received. Hand-made receiving blankets, burp clothes, a hand-knit babies first stocking, crocheted baby booties. As much as the gifts mean to us, the time it took for friends to go out and hand pick something or hand make something for our little tot is very special.

As I type this, Josh is busy painting the baby’s room a soft baby blue. We have the bedding and crib ordered, but it will not arrive until about 2-3 weeks. As I was unloading the bags and sorting the baby gifts, I started to become anxious at all we have left to do before the baby arrives. As I looked around the room, I thought to myself and laughed. A year ago, I never would’ve been able to believe this could be happening. I just need to be grateful for all that I have, and the best gift of all we have received. This growing baby due in just 4 weeks, and how are lives are going to change forever.

Many of our close friends call our baby the church baby because of all the prayers that have been poured out for us over the past 6 years since we have lived here. So when I say, I was completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, I was literally brought to me knees in gratitude after the shower. I came home and had go to my bedroom and just close the door behind me.

Almost feeling undeserving, it was as if gravity was pulling me down to the ground. I just had to get on my knees and thank God. Thank God for our church and the friends he has placed in our life, for our family who have supported us all along the way, and for this incredible journey we are about to experience.


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