I am thrilled I know Harper's parents and can participate in this wonderful Bloggy Baby Shower!!
I love showers!!! One of my favorite aspects of a shower is the punch! And I love love love red slushy punch. So we should all have some punch today!!! I think we should also have some of these at this wonderful bloggy shower!!!
I wish so much I was an eloquent speaker and communicator. Often I want so badly to share what is on my heart and I want people to know and sense the joy I feel, yet I have a hard time often communicating it and other feelings to others.
I came upon your blog through Beth Moore's. Yours was the very first "personal" blog I read. Something pulled me onto your blog and I'm so grateful it did. I kept reading your blog and eventually commented due to the fact you were on the same journey Bryan and I were; desiring so deeply to have children. Although we did not have the opportunity to have IUIs, our friends were or had tried that and so I was hooked due to this connection.
Bryan and I have been blessed to meet both you and Scott in AR and we enjoyed our visit so much!! I'm so glad I had that opportunity as well as the one this Fall. It was so good to just sit and talk. You are a good listener my friend! I have kept several of the encouraging emails you have sent to me. And on a dark day, I go back and re-read them and those from others.
I remember where I was at when I clicked on your blog and saw you were expecting. I had the laptop sitting up in bed and Bryan was reading. I squealed and said Kelly Stamps is expecting. He turned the laptop toward him and said No Way!! We are excited for you!!! I cannot wait until I make another trip to NW AR and I can see Harper Brown in the flesh!!
Thank you for continuing to pray for us while we are still on a journey where parts and roads are unknown to us. It means a lot you still think of us. Thank you for continuing to be a friend to us.
I probably am not giving any advice that you have not heard already but I would say cherish, cherish this baby girl. Hold her tight. Make a lot of memories with her. Sing to her, say scripture to her, pray scripture over her, talk to her, be real to her, be her friend but also be a disciplinarian. I bet there will be times when you are mentally, physically, and emotionally tired but continue to think on the treasure you have. Instill in her a love for God's Holy word.
I know you know all these things and will do all these things since you are IN CHRIST!!
You are going to be a great mom!! I look forward to seeing Harper Brown!! I leave you this verse for your new family:
"The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." Numbers 6:25-26.