Last weekend my wonderful friends gave me and Elizabeth Grace a beautiful and meaningful "blessing brunch." I was so honored and so humbled by their generosity and sincerity.
Everything was gorgeous!
But the best part was the company! My mom and sis got to be there:
And so did my Mother-in-love:
My highschool BFFs made an 8 hour drive from TN and suprised me!
(that's my side profile "surprised face")
And we cried, of course.
But we laughed too!
We also had a time of prayer (which I SO wish had been photographed, but...I guess we were all praying, ha!). Anyway, it was beautiful and profound and something I will never forget.
I also received many, many incredible gifts.
This might be my favorite. It's a box filled with letters from friends and family. Touching and heartfelt thoughts, prayers, scriptures, songs and poems. I know people must have just poured themselves into it. A treausure.
Some beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry:
Some incredibly special handmade presents...
And Elizabeth received some absolutely gorgeous hand made clothing and blankets as well!
I'm not sure I can express how overwhelmingly loved and cared for that I felt, or how much I felt like Elizabeth was loved and cared for. I have been praising God for the friends that he's placed around me at this time in my life and never before have I been more grateful. Each prayer that you lift up, each encouraging word that you speak to me, every tear that you shed on my behalf--it's all so very deeply appreciated. Thank you, thank you.