I’ve been working on writing out thank you notes, and was inspired to give my hand a break and write some more on here. I have been so overwhelmed by the kindness of those in my life and just wanted to share how loved I feel! It’s been 5 weeks since our Greta Girl was born, and the kind gestures toward her just keep coming in! She truly is a lucky girl to have so many people in her life that love her so much at such a young age!
On Monday evening, my neighborhood Book Club surprised me with a book shower for Greta! When I say surprised, I mean shocked! I wasn’t expecting any kind of shower for my second child, but was so very touched they took the time and effort to do that for Greta! I’m such a bad Book Clubber…I only make it to about half of the meetings and probably only read half of those half books. I was seriously contemplating not going to this months meeting because an hour before I still hadn’t showered for the day! Patrick convinced me to go since it was only 3 houses down, and because it was his job to get me there – haha! That guy blow dried my hair while I did my makeup so I’d be ready in time…talk about dedication! I should have suspected something, but seriously thought he just felt bad going to “The Cheesecake Factory” with our neighbor without me! As I was about to walk out the door, Greta started crying and was clearly hungry. By the time she finished feeding I was a half hour late for book club. Baby crying for more food I didn’t have in me, I was really teetering on just staying home! Patrick left the house to play up his charade and I stood there holding my head arguing with myself. “Should I go? I’m ready, but I’m a half an hour late…I’m always late! There’s no food in the house, and I’m hungry…I should go! But Greta is clearly hungry and crying…I shouldn’t go with a fussy baby. But I know all the women there are moms and wouldn’t care if she’s crying…I know they just want to meet her!” I left the house much to Patrick’s relief! When I got there I felt horrible that I was so close to not even showing up at my surprise shower they planned for me! As bad as I felt, I also felt so good knowing that there are a group of women here in Tennessee who care about me so much!
Aside from the shower, I’ve been so touched by all the visits, cards meals and presents we have received. We are so cared about! To receive a package from a former boss and a former teacher, and the mother of a deceased friend just to name a few, it’s been so very touching! We even were delivered meals from members of our church family, one of which came from a woman we had never even met before!! Each act of kindness makes me want to be a better person, a nicer friend and an overall more thoughtful human being. So to anyone who has shown love to our family, thank you! No text, card or comment has gone unnoticed! We are so very thankful to have such an amazing support system in our life and I promise the chain of love won’t end with me, I’ll continue to pay it forward. Thanks for inspiring me to be a better me! XOXO