I had a baby shower a little while back with some friends from my church. Here is the post from that day!
Since then there have been two more baby showers! I can’t believe it. Altogether I’ve had about 70 people bless me through their time and gifts. I’m really grateful for everyone! (See the previous post!)
Work Baby Shower
This was a total surprise. I had a doctor’s appointment the same day, and because of timing, it didn’t make a lot of sense for me to come back to work afterwards. BUT my department chair, Shanna, told me I really needed to come in so that we could talk about the last few weeks of the year and the logistics of it all. I bought it. Hook, line, and sinker. We had our meeting (which was legitimate), after which she offered to drive me home. Walking down the hall, we were just chatting. Then she suddenly said she needed to go into the Spanish teacher’s room to get her stuff. Again, I didn’t suspect a thing.
When she opened the door, there were about 20 coworkers in there who all yelled “SURPRISE!” And my reaction….
Quick funny story: After 5 minutes, there was an unexpected fire drill, so we all had to evacuate the building….
Back inside! Here are a few shots from this particular shower:
It was a lot of fun!
Louisiana Church Shower
I may have mentioned this before, but my dad is a minister of music at our church in Louisiana. I have not been a regular attender of that church since 2002, when I graduated high school. I would attend during the summers when I was home from college, but in 2006, I moved to NYC and haven’t been back for very long at a time.
Regardless, these folks saw me grow up and love love my family. They offered to throw me a shower, even though I wouldn’t be able to attend!
Here are a few pictures from that shower:
And here are the presents that my mama is going to send me soon, before she comes up for the baby!
And there you have it. I am blessed. Thank you to everyone who was part of the three showers that I had. I was not expecting such an outpouring, and I just can’t say thanks enough!