Friday, August 19, 2011

A Baby Shower

     This past Sunday I helped host a baby shower for a good friend who grew up in my hometown and now lives near me.  I say it that way, because growing up we didn't know each other very well, but have become good friends since.  She is one of the sweetest people that I know.  She and her husband have had quite a faith journey in growing their sweet family and I know that so many people have prayed for them over the past few years.  They are blessed to have a little girl who is 3 years old and then they will be adding a little boy to their family the end of this month.  I can't wait!  I am so excited for them! 

This is the food table;  I did not get a picture of the drink table

This is Kacey, her mom, her mother-in-law, and her daughter, Ava Jayne
Kacey is so special to me.  Like so many of us women, she longed to not only be a wife, but to also be a mother.  Several weeks before their first daughter, Maddie, was to be born, she passed away.  I have no idea the heartbreak that Kacey and her husband went through.  By that point, Kacey's heart had made that transition from not just a women, but a mom.   Unfortunately she did not have her sweet baby to take home and hold.  We lived in different states at the time, but nonetheless my heart broke for them.  I can remember holding my son so tight in my arms (who was only a few months old then) and weeping for them.  Sometimes things seem unfair and unexplainable.  Then they later were blessed by delivering a healthy baby girl named Ava, who is beautiful and precious!  Each of Kacey's pregnancies have had its difficulties, which is why I am so excited to see this healthy little man!

     Kacey, you have handled the trials along this journey with grace, never doubting God's goodness and His love for you.  That is such an amazing testimony to the people around you.  You have been given a gift of compassion and understanding for women who are experiencing heartbreak due to pregnancy issues.
I am so glad that you are brave enough to use that gift to help other people.......and by the way, you are a great mom!!