Showered with Blessings

This season of waiting is so difficult, so painful, but we are beyond grateful to have such incredible friends and family standing with us during this time. For over four years now these friends have locked arms with us, prayed for us, cried with us and lovingly encouraged us. This past weekend, some of my dear friends from church hosted a baby (toddler) shower for me and my heart is still overflowing with gratitude and joy. I was so excited to receive some much needed gifts for baby girl – diapers, wipes, pajamas, super cute clothes, sippy cups and bottles, toys, baby wash products, and adorable hair accessories. Kiley had a blast opening up the gifts with me and imagining her little sister wearing the cute outfits. She is ready to love on her baby sister for sure!

Brett and I were also extremely grateful for the large number of items our friends brought as donations for our daughter’s orphanage. This orphanage has taken great care of our daughter for nearly a year and a half as well as so many other children. Our daughter’s orphanage is in extreme need of numerous items. Brett and I are excited to be able to take a huge suitcase packed full of wipes, diapers, vitamins, medicine, diaper rash cream, rice cereal, nutramigen formula, toys and more! Thank you friends for your thoughtfulness and for having such beautiful hearts for others. Your donations are helping these dear nannies take care of so many precious children.

Donations!
Donations!

By far, the most special part of the baby shower was the amazing time of prayer my friends and I had together. We locked hands and locked hearts and prayed some mountain-moving, faith-filled prayers. Together we shed tears and cried out to our Heavenly Father, thanking Him for His goodness and His sovereignty and trusting Him to perform miracles to bring our daughter home quickly. It was a precious and powerful time that I will never forget.

Thank you to my dear friends that hosted this shower and to everyone that was able to attend (I’m so bummed I didn’t think about taking a big group picture). Our family was completely honored and blessed. I do not think I could endure this long journey without your support and love.

Thank you sweet friends!
Thank you sweet friends!
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Thankful my friends are talented
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They went above & beyond to encourage me
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Some of my dear friends
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A basket full of goodies
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Kiley especially loved this outfit
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What cute & fun PJ’s
Can never have enough baby books
Can never have enough baby books!
Beads for her hair!
Beads for her hair!
Sweet Ethan wanted to put together her new toy
Sweet Ethan wanted to put together her new toy
He was so proud!
He was so proud
Gifts for baby girl
Gifts for baby girl

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