|Dress, Adoption Journey book, pink ribbon, "Fancy Nancy", "What Is God Like?"|
Over the last week or so, our little girl has received her first "gifts". I have been touched (and yes, even moved to embarassing tears) at the thoughtfulness of dear friends (and of course, her Nana and Grandma Lynch).
My mom, already called "Nana" by my nephews, gave me a book for Easter that I had mentioned my best friend, Erin-Ashley, wrote about in one of her more recent posts. Her little girl loves "Fancy Nancy" and I just loved the story of how EA made this Nancy character come to life for her daughter. She let her dress up in fancy clothes and go to a fancy dinner with her grandparents. The pictures that followed were adorable! Anyway, I must have mentioned it several times to my mom because now my little one owns the book. I can't wait to read it to her! Thanks mom!
And, to top it off, Andy and I spent the weekend with almost all of my lovely college ladies and their families. Kristina, you were missed beyond belief! The four of us girls had been planning a baby shower for Erin (who we refer to as "the other Erin" because, well, there are 3 Erins in my life). She is expecting her first this summer so, leaving the boys and kids behind, we snuck away Saturday morning for some girl time at a local restaurant. Erin was given a sweet pink ribbon to wear to signal the beginning of the celebration....and then one was handed to me along with a white gift bag stuffed with pink tissue paper. I had some apologizing to do to my beautiful friends as tears began to flow. I can't explain where they came from or what happened but they just came. I was completely caught off guard but they were tears of joy and gratefulness. I was just plain touched because of what it all meant: A) My friends were so sweet to think of me and B) It was for a little girl half way around the world that I can't wait to meet! Thanks ladies!
Grandma Lynch has a little project up her sleeve as well. I can't wait to post about it once it's ready to go. Let's just say it's a very special and sentimental item with lots of history!