My shower was this weekend. Or am I supposed to say the baby's shower was this weekend? It was thrown by the Grandmas with Jenna and Jill working on the local and smaller details. It was really perfect and exactly what I was hoping for.
The most interesting part of the shower was how emotional I was during the whole thing. I think I kept it together for the most part but whenever I stopped and looked around I was reminded how unbelievably lucky I am. I felt so loved and so confident as a soon-to-be mom. There were experienced Moms, there were experienced Grandmoms, there were soon-to-be Moms. There were friends from long ago and friends of very recent. But everyone was there to celebrate this little being created by Dave and I.
I had a whole little thank you speech to give but couldn't get through it. I got too choked up and too embarrassed to try to push my way through it. But if I could speak through my emotion, I would have said:
Thank you to the Grandmoms for hosting this shower and for all of the effort you made to make this day as perfect as possible. Thank you to Jenna and Jill for being the local organizers and taking care of the small details that made this day even more special. And thank you to everyone who has supported us during our pregnancy- through the ups and downs, through the advice and support, through the suggestions and the love. It is said that it takes a village to raise a child. This is a lucky child to have you all as it's 'village'. And I am even luckier. Thank you.