God definitely knows when we need a little pick-me-up and I love how he uses the body of Christ to love on us and support us. I laugh when I read yesterday's post about all my frustrations because today was the best day! My girlfriends, Brooke, Bethany, and Sarah hosted a surprise baby shower for me this afternoon. I had NO STINKING CLUE. I thought that I was going over to Sarah Lynne's for a birthday lunch for her husband, Drew. Honestly, I hadn't even washed my hair today.
Here's the story. Sarah Lynne had emailed me on Friday to say that she was having a little get-together for Drew's birthday at 1:30 on Sunday afternoon, could we come? She said it would be like a little afternoon cocktail partyish dressy-dress event. Fun, right? Adam didn't have a test on Monday so I thought, How perfect! So, today after church, Adam was pushing me out the door so we could get to this party at Sarah's. This is not atypical behavior, though, Adam is notoriously early but I just knew we'd be the first people there. When we arrived, I walked in and yelled, "Happy Birthday!" Once I got through the foyer, though, there were a ton of girls there and they yelled, "Surprise!".....at me! It took me a few moments to reconcile what was happening but once I finally understood, I was crying because I was so touched and surprised. I am never surprised, I always figure stuff like this out so I was SHOCKED! Well played, ladies...and Adam.
See, they had sent me a fake invitation for my baby shower on March 28th at MY house. So, I had been thinking about how I needed to get our house cleaned and do yard work and get everything ready for that (fake) shower. They are very sneaky gals.
So, we had a baby shower and got to play a lot of fun games including trying to see who could chug water out of a bottle the fastest (it is REALLY HARD....I have a new respect for babies.) I was showered with adorable gifts and can't wait to show y'all pictures. I didn't have my camera but little Brooke took lots of pictures for me! It was such a sweet time and it honestly just went by way too quickly. So, thank you hostesses and friends...that was the best surprise! And it came just at the right time!