Saturday, September 12, 2009

Our baby shower

On August 29th, 2009 we were reminded again what a great support system we have along our journey when Bill’s sister Carolyn threw us a baby shower at her home in Baltimore. Several out of town guests travelled to wish us well, and several more who couldn't be there sent gifts. Carolyn went way above and beyond the call of duty for us. She had fantastic food and drink, decorated the house, had adoption related games (Bill won the celebrity adoption guessing game, and is still bragging about it), and she even made chocolates in baby related shapes for the occasion. We really appreciated everything, and it’s not hard to see why Carolyn was Bill’s “Best Man” at our wedding. Our niece Emily helped us open gifts. She was very helpful, and was extremely happy to see all of the stuff her soon to be cousin was getting (As were we!).

Anyway, we want to thank everyone for their contributions to the shower. It’s very humbling to know what a great supports system we have from both sides of our family as well as our friends. It would be extremely difficult for us to be going through the adoption journey without the tremendous support of our family and friends. We’re glad we have all of you to lean on. Thank you for the gifts, cards, prayers, well wishes, hand-me-downs and everything else that has been coming our way.

Hopefully we’ll be putting all of those shower gifts to use soon…..

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