Remember the post I did about my Girlfriends back in July…it’s hard to believe that the 3 of us are in our 3rd trimesters now! The other girls only have 4 weeks to go, and we’ve already had their baby showers. I feel like time is flying by! I had a great time at their showers. It was so nice to get together with friends and family and share stories, play games and celebrate their upcoming arrivals. I am so excited to meet their little girls in 4 weeks 🙂
First up was Jaime, here’s our preggo picture at her shower.
Next it was Julia’s turn. At her shower there was a photo booth set up where we added a second line to the nursery rhyme “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…” and take a picture with our rhyme. It was a creative, fun idea! Our rhyme says “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star look how big our bellies are”
On the subject of women getting together, enjoying each others company, sharing stories and celebrating babies…I wanted to share a post from one of my favorite bloggers Karen Russell you can read it here. As important as it is to have a strong relationship with your spouse, it is also important to have girlfriends to share life with. There are many different kinds of friends, some are closer than others, some you can pick up right where you left off if you haven’t seen each other for a while, some are casual, some friends you talk to every day, some know more about you than others, some are just like you or complete opposites. No matter what kind of friendship you have I think the most important thing is that we support each other, encourage each other, lift each other up and take care of each other. Unfortunately there are other kinds of women who are very gossipy, degrading, competitive and frankly are not really all that fun to be around. After a night out with some girlfriends Karen had a conversation with her little girls about what kind of women they wanted to grow up to be and I just love how kids are so perceptive and observant of their surroundings, and how Karen took this opportunity to talk to them and encourage them to be those special kinds of women. Although I am having a boy…I plan to teach him to be compassionate and caring and supportive of his friends. And he will have a wonderful example from his father on how to treat women! As important as it is to talk to your kids about these things, I think it is also important to evaluate what kind of friend you are to the people who surround you.
I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again. I am so thankful for all my girlfriends, near/far, no matter how close we are, how often we see each other or talk, or if we are complete opposites. God places people in your lives for a reason and I am so blessed to have my girls.