About a week ago, I wrote a post about the blessings that
come to those who faithfully wait on the Lord.
Well, I have another story to tell you...
I have known the young woman in the middle (between me and my sweet girl) since she was in kindergarten. She went to school with my children and her mom and I were friends. About 8 years ago, God brought us together again when we moved to the church she was attending with her fiancee. Then we became friends... it was a sweet thing!
After several years of struggling with infertility, she and her husband believed God was leading them to adopt. Two precious little boys (who were brothers) came into their lives. And they have been grateful to God for the gift of children in their home. This past January, they received the amazing news that their was a baby on the way...their own!! Believe me there was a lot of rejoicing going on as the news spread!!
The first time I saw them after hearing the news, they said, "We understand why God asked us to wait. If we had gotten pregnant sooner, we would not have been ready to adopt. God wanted those boys in our home. He didn't just want us to adopt any children...He wanted us to adopt them!!" What a blessing their faithfulness to and their trust in the Lord has been!
Saturday, there was a beautiful shower to celebrate the coming of their new baby boy and what a happy day it was!!
It was a jungle themed party...
so this is what greeted us on the porch.
The centerpiece on the food table was so cute!
The banner that hung from the mantle spoke the truth...
"a little miracle"!
A friend made these adorable cookies for favors!
Not sure how she did it...but they were perfect!
Friends and family were very generous.
Part of my gift to her....
I really got into the theme with
I thought this was a cute bag...
and this one, too!
The happy grandmas...
number five grand for both of them!
Her sweet and thoughtful friends (and Little E) who hosted
this special party.
We saw this as we were leaving...
and I am so glad I had the privilege of "swinging by"!
That's one baby shower I would not have wanted to miss! :-)
"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage,
and He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord."