Saturday was "The" Shower. I woke up early filled with nervousness and worry.
I wanted it to be special.
I wanted to not feel sad, bitterness or pain because it wasn't my shower.
And in a nutshell....it was just that: special and my nerves stayed away!
I was so distracted getting everything prepared and visiting that I didn't even have time to worry too much.
There were a couple times where I was sitting at a table and one of my aunts wouldn't stop talking about the joys of pregnancy/motherhood and what she experienced, etc... Like, she really wouldn't talk about anything else...I'm fairly certain I rolled my eyes and then told myself to "just walk away" because it had the potential of bringing up some rather painful emotions.
So I walked away and distracted myself with hostessing and with cuddling with my youngest godson.
And it actually worked! The painful emotions stayed away. Phew.
All in all it was a wonderful day:
The company was good.
The food delicious.
The decorations were cute.
The weather was gorgeous.
And most importantly, my SIL loved it.
Here's some pictures:
I loooove this new scent from bath and body works but didn't like that the candle didn't match the decor, so I covered it with paper and stickers:
Here's the tissue paper pompoms that we made to hang around to add a little pop of color and fun:
Here's the wooden letters i made along with a banner (it said "baby boy") to hang from the mantle:
And I had a clothesline to hang onesies (another cheap/fun way to decorate) on...here's the clothespins I glued little stars, moons and rockets on:
A close up of two of the onesies I made for the clothesline:
In the front hall, we had an autograph mat for people to leave words of support for the new growing family.
And thankfully the weather was perfect so we had tables and chairs outside. Seeing the little kids run and play in the backyard melted my heart-I can't wait for our kids to play out there:
Speaking of kids, I went to the dollar store and put together a bucket with chalk, bubbles, balls, etc for the kids to play with. Our patio still has the fun drawings...another sight that melts my heart:
The day was great! I know that God granted me the strength to be able to pull off the shower and especially that my emotions were kept at bay.
So that's that. Here's to hoping/praying/believing that one day I'll get to be on the receiving end of a baby shower.
"So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself."(Mt.6:34)