But not just one baby shower. This blessed baby Carrillo was showered five times by incredibly loving, kind, giving, serving people in his/her mama's (and papa's) life. It's been a very humbling experience, full of joy. As I arrived for the first shower back in June, I truly felt like I was attending someone else's baby shower. It was a surreal experience as I tried to come to grips with the fact that the newborn onesie in my hands is for our future baby, but got easier each time. And to receive gifts that are for someone else? It's amazing! I know it sounds weird, but honestly hubby and I aren't in need of any gifts - this new life that we're waiting for is the one in need. Of at least one diaper. Of a bed. Of a place to sit while we drive. And goodness me, they have received more than they need. I'm pondering the idea of sending a box off to someone else's baby in need (or baby to be). And thanking GOD for the blessings He pours into our lives. The people we know, the friendships we have made, the family He has given us. We're so undeserving, and He is so full of Grace.
Here are itty-bitty recaps of each shower in photo form. Bring on the laughs, the games, the food, the hugs, and the baby clothes!
co-workers and friends shower!
church family + friends shower!
hubby's work friends + family shower!
Friends Outdoor Baby Shower!
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.