Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Baby Shower Story

On Tuesday, our friends and co-workers from NICU held a baby shower for us.  I honestly can't remember the last time I attended a party in my honor!  We were completely overwhelmed by the love and support from this amazing group of people and this is a huge statement,  because kindness and generosity is just something that goes along with the territory with these guys.  They are some of the greatest people I've ever known, and it is humbling to realize how much they love Molly and Jackson.

After we opened all of the beautifully wrapped gifts, Paul and I looked at each other in complete disbelief-  these things were thoughtfully chosen for our babies.  Just for us.  Some were handmade, some were purchased from our registry, and others were offered because they were indispensable when the giver had their children.  Each item was meant especially for us to help start our family.  Unbelievable.

Once the bags and tissue paper had been cleared away, one of the hostesses brought in our last gift.  The entire NICU had chipped in and purchased the items we couldn't leave the hospital without.  As she wheeled in our stroller frame and infant carseats, I lost it.  I heard Paul say "I told myself I wasn't going to cry" and I elbowed him, because I thought he was making fun of me.  He wasn't teasing me at all- he was crying, too.  It was such an emotional moment, and I don't think I have ever felt that happy/overwhelmed/shocked in my life.  Because of the amazing generosity of our friends, we can safely bring the twins home in  (fingers crossed) 7 weeks.  The words "Thank You" just seemed completely inadequate at that moment, and they still do.  The English language needs a more emphatic phrase! 

It was a perfect shower, and we are so blessed to have such fabulous friends.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.  We love you guys beyond measure!


  1. How wonderful! You have such lovely friends. I am so happy for you and your husband. each time you use something that was given to you, you will remember this special day. By the way you look adorable.

  2. How incredibly awesome!

    And, after spending 7 weeks in a NICU, I can say that it doesn't surprise me at all that the NICU staff are so incredible and such a wonderful "family."