Showers of Blessing

Showers of Blessing

Over the last few weeks there has been a flurry of plotting and planning between the grandmas, the best friend, and the older sister to put together a baby shower for Megan and Andy and their precious boy.

Because I am not gifted in this area, I was especially blessed by all the many talents and joyful labors poured out by all who were involved to bring it to fruition.

Megan’s best friend Amelia and her mom, Kimberly, added sparkle and fun to the festivities with fun games with prizes, and special touches of decor. I couldn’t have run a game time to save my life, but Amelia ran that show like a pro.

Grandma Barbie and Grandpa Jim were hands on helping from start to finish with set up and tear down, providing door prizes, chips, veggies and dip, helping make the fruit salad, cleaning up afterward. They are some of the finest examples of selfless giving that I know and I love them so! Oh and the beautiful cupcakes were a sweet gift from their DIL Lindsey, an extra special hit with the many children who came along to help celebrate.

Our menu of pizza, fruit salad, Caesar salad, and punch was greatly augmented when Andy arrived laden with party trays from Pei Wei – totally unexpected but such a blessing!

And finally, none of this would have come together without Laurent, who keeps me on track, gives solid advice, has a great eye for decorating, and is super organized when I am at my ADHD worst. I can’t even count the ways she made today possible, I think she did a lot I didn’t even know about. But all her shopping and organizing and chopping fruit for a whole week and staying up late Friday night to decorate the room – with lots of help from Natalie as well – paid off beautifully in a really fun party today, and I give great thanks to God for blessing us with so many loving friends.

To all who helped and all who came bearing such beautiful and needed gifts for the baby, thank you!! Our hearts are so full of grace tonight.

I am delighted once again to feature photos of the party that were mostly taken by Natalie and Alyssa. They captured lots of the happy faces and moments of the day!

Annette Heidmann

I homeschooled four kids all the way through high school and then fostered/adopted 7 more children. I am wife to a very smart mathematician; I dabble in photography, write and sing, paint in bright colors, and love being Catholic!
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