Wednesday, February 6, 2013
My Cup Runneth Over...
So many people have prayed for David and me over these last few years. We have received so much encouragement, support, love and prayers and we could never express our thanks adequately. God has chosen to answer those prayers in the most mighty way, with the expectation of not 1 but 2 miracles. For that, we are forever grateful. That being said, no one has said more prayers on our behalf than my mother. Of that, I am certain!
On Sunday, my mom, sister and Nana celebrated the impending arrival of Parker and Caroline with a precious, thoughtful, adorable, and loving shower at my parent's house. Knowing these 3 women have prayed these babies here just gave me so much joy in experiencing this day with them. Many women who I look up to came and celebrated with us. I have looked up to them as wonderful Christian women, wives, mothers, sisters, friends, and taken note of the qualities they each posses. I am so honored to have them as role models and I felt so honored to have them take time out of their day to share this time with me, David, and these two growing baby blessings.
As the guests arrived there was a basket of books for them to choose from. They wrote advice, messages of love, and encouragement to me, David, Parker and Caroline. We are just over the moon with the library these babies have already amassed!
Mom made this adorable diaper cake! My favorite line of the day was when my sister asked her, "Mom, how in the world did you know how to make that?" And mom said, "I Googled it!" with a very, "Duh!" tone in her voice. I find this highly ironic considering she can google and watch a video on youtube to figure out how to make a diaper cake yet I still have to upload and attach photos for her. Go figure!!
The entire table filled with goodies. Oh, and did I mention I was supposed to take my glucose test approximately 18 hours after this shower? I went ahead and rescheduled. I wasn't passing up all of these goodies. :)
God bless Stein's Bakery and the dear souls who brought these from Dallas! Amen.
Kristen put together a pretty hysterical game where my mom and David's mom had answered questions about our childhood/youth. She had cut out our heads and each guest had a cut out. She would ask the question and everyone tried to guess who had done what. I would answer by holding up the appropriate head. It was pretty funny! PS....how adorable was David??
We tricked everyone on one question considering we were both born in Dallas :)
Once again, our friends and family were so generous, and without a doubt these will be the best dressed babies at the pool! What is it with ADORABLE baby swimsuits??
They created this prayer wheel and everyone could take a card asking them to keep Parker and Caroline in their prayers as they continue to develop and then make their grand debut. To know people are praying on our behalf is truly humbling and a gift greater than any other. Thank you for praying for our family!
The beautiful hostesses and most amazing women I know.
Mom, Nana, me, Kristen
Annnnd....everybody wants to touch the belly!
Mom and Coleen...my fairy Godmother :) She did so much to help, too!
Dad got in from the golf course just in time for the photo shoot. He was thrilled! ha.
Aunt Kristen...thank you for everything!!
I enjoyed picking out a tea cup for my mom, my nana, and my sister, and I found a very nice woman on Etsy who personalized hand stamped spoons for me that said, "my cup runneth over." I could never tell these women what they mean to me. How I can't wait for Caroline and Parker to know them, and how I pray Caroline realizes what a beautiful, loving, caring, selfless, God centered group of women she is a legacy to.
My Cup Runneth Over...
Posted by Tiffany Mendenhall at Wednesday, February 06, 2013