Monday, April 4, 2011

Multitude of Blessings

My beautiful niece is expecting a little boy in May and this past weekend we had a baby shower for her. It was a true coming together of family and friends to support a young girl who has decided to keep and love her child despite the odds against her. She is barely 18 years old and unmarried and yet she is determined to give her baby the best and is totally committed to his well being.

I was touched and blessed by the show of support and the out flowing of love for my niece by the 40+ ladies who gathered together in my sister's home. Some attended that had never even met my niece, but they opened their hearts to her and their words of encouragement meant the world to her. I can't help but feel that the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child" is so appropriate in this circumstance. And it is a village filled with God's love that ultimately shows their support for someone in need.

My list of gifts this week flow out of my experience of the baby shower, the beautiful generosity of friends and the time spent with my niece...

#71. the love that my niece has felt for her child from the moment she knew she was expecting
#72. my niece, who is a brave and beautiful young lady

#73. pretty baby shower goodies

#74. yummy cupcakes

#75. the generosity of family and friends

#76. friends that love and support - no matter what

#77. little baby boy clothes that make your heart melt!

#78. a mother that would do anything for her daughter

#79. a foot rub at the end of a long day

#80. the knowledge that every child is a gift from God

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I set you apart..."
Jeremiah 5:1

May your week be blessed and your gifts be many!


  1. You are a wonderful Aunt and Sister and how come I didn't get a foot rub! :)

  2. Oh Dee! All you had to do was ask!

  3. Oh my goodness Joanne - your post gave me warm fuzzies. So beautiful!!! And what a wonderful picture of your niece!

  4. She is beautiful. You are right, she does look just like I did.....all baby out front. So glad you enjoyed your time with your family.


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