Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Retirement Party/Baby Shower!

Last Wednesday, my precious friends at the preschool where I work gave me a "Retirement Party/Baby Shower"!  After 7 years at this sweet preschool, I feel that God is calling me back home during this season as our family grows and changes.  I have such mixed emotions!  I am so at peace and even excited about going back home, but I will truly miss the kids, staff and families at our preschool.  I spent my Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings with them for a long time, and it has been a really special season in my life!

Well, needless to say, I got tears in my eyes, when I walked in the room and saw all these special shower details...
 the Ethiopian flag!

 cute African animals and fabrics everywhere!

(Jody surprised me and showed up at the shower!) 

the precious cupcake toppers!

Then they gave me some adorable baby gifts and a SUPER GENEROUS gift card to buy baby things for Caroline Faith.  WOW!!!  I cried again at their loving generosity!  So many of these friends have faithfully walked with us over the last 3 years of our adoption journey.  They have been a constant source of support and encouragement to our family!

My heart is so full, and I am so blessed by them!  God used them in a major way to encourage my waiting heart!  So thankful!!!


cal+claire said...

What a blessing that you have had these beautiful friendships! I know Caroline Faith will be blessed not only by this shower, but by those prayers and friendships.

Meaghan said...

How fun! Enjoy your "retirement"!

Shannon said...

What a wonderful and sweet surprise for you!! The cupcake toppers are absolutely ADORABLE. It feels so wonderful to be blessed. I couldn't be happier for you....well, yes I could. I'll be absolutely ecstatic when hear (read) about The Call!! :-) Hugs