I have some of the best friends ever. With all the busyness of life and with me moving 10 miles away, there are many dear friends that I don't get to see or talk to very often. With the changes in life as our kids grow up, none of us have the same time to devote to friendships and I miss that terribly. I am not nearly as social as I have always been and I feel that I have fewer friends than I have ever enjoyed.
BUT....I am wrong!
First, Monday. I go to quilting at a dear friend's home usually every week. She is so gracious to open her home and to share her expertise. I have quilts I started for three of the kids when the divorce was happening (3 years ago) that I am very close to finishing...but not quite yet. I went Monday to quilting. I not only love working on my project, I also love the association with the women that also go.
Monday, I was sitting there sewing and chatting with my good friends, including J who had driven over....and all of a sudden I hear, "Happy Baby to you. Happy Baby to you...." It took me a minute to recognize that they were singing for me! G had made yummy cookies and served them with milk. And, 5 of my closest friends, my sewing buddies, had worked together to sew a gorgeous quilt for me. :) I love that each square has their love and personalities within them. :) Thank you, G, T, J, A, and K!
Then, Tuesday was my baby shower. I did not expect a baby shower. As I mentioned above, I had been feeling like I didn't have any close friends any longer. When S (my sister) and 3 of my dear friends mentioned that they were planning one, I was shocked. I was even more shocked when Tuesday came and so many friends arrived. I felt so loved and my little girl is loved, too! :) Because it was held during the day, I had numerous other friends unable to make it because of work. I am blessed beyond measure. I cherish the friendships and these women so much. I was also worried that I wouldn't have enough blankets for her. I really didn't have any. Surprise again! Blankets came...many handmade (Thanks K, M, M, and A) and many store bought- each one full of love. I had super cute outfits, a handmade Halloween tutu outfit, and a bunch of handmade and crocheted burp clothes. I also have some diapers and some bath supplies. And, 3 of my friends contributed money to go towards the car seat/stroller combo. S (my sister) and her family gave me a swing and a bassinet, both perfect for what we need. WOW! So loved!!
I did not take pictures, but many were taken. Once I get them, I will add to this post....at least that is my plan!
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