my so-called “sprinkle”

My friends banded together and formed a mutiny against my protests, which spawned this post – remember, the one about me learning to receive blessings with a joyful heart?
The please-don’t-throw-me-a-baby-shower compromise for these ladies? They decided to call it a “sprinkle” instead of a shower. They agreed to have it at my house and make it a drop-in event. Sweet & thoughtful, right? Little did I know – instead of a sprinkle, a full-on monsoon was a-brewin’…
First, Jess sent these little beauties out…
I spent some time in Russia several years ago. How perfect?!
Then, there was the food. 
These ladies sure know how to prepare a good Southern brunch feast.
Wish I’d grabbed a group shot, but people were coming & going…
Here are just a few of the sweet ladies who loved on me.
The blessings rained down…
There were cloth diapering supplies, headbands, handmade items, restaurant gift certificates, dresses, books, blankets, & so much more. Just when I thought it was over, a surprise made its way in from the garage…
Radians! Two brand-new carseats, just sitting in my living room. I did not see this coming from a mile away. I have a lot of people to thank for these. And boy, am I thankful!
After everyone left, I sat down on the couch and just stared at the wall.
A few tears rolled down my face, but mostly…I just felt numb.
Who am I to deserve all of this love & support?
How am I ever going to show these people how much they mean to me?
My parents gave us one of their vehicles to trade in towards our Suburban.
My mother-in-law bought us a double stroller last week.
I recently shared what my coworkers did, and I only met them in July.
My girlfriends threw me this “sprinkle” & gave us the carseats.
And after all that, I heard from a friend who’s buying us two pack-n-plays.
The answer to my own question: I may never be able to show these people how much they mean to me. I guess it’s just a little glimpse of what it’s like to be a child of God. The Lord just keeps loving & blessing me more every day. I will never be able to express how grateful I am. He’s okay with that. I have to learn to be okay with it, too.
If you’re one of the many who has poured into our lives these last few months, thank you! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. You have shown us what it’s like to live in community, and we are forever changed because of your selflessness. Chris & I catch ourselves staring at each other every now and then, just smiling & shaking our heads. We are so blessed.
We may never be able to thank you precious people adequately, but we look forward to sharing the sisters with you! And you’d better believe, they’re going to hear about all of you for years to come.
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6 thoughts on “my so-called “sprinkle””

  1. oh my goodness, i love this! I just recently came across your blog and it makes my heart smile. What a blessing for you to have friends whose desire is to sprinkle you with love, but end of lavishing you with it! You deserve it. Also, I thought I was uncomfortable with pregnancy currently, I cant imagine how you must feel with 2 inside you! My heart feels for you

  2. that is amazing! you totally deserve it mama! you have done some good work growing those sisters and now you can be ready for their arrival!

    speaking of…i totally want to send you some gently used little lady stuff! since i have has three of them and all ;) i will get in touch about it soon!

  3. How am I ever going to show these people how much they mean to me?

    You already have, this is their response.

    You deserve the best, I’m so happy for you. :)

    <3

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