I've said it before and I'll say it again: Amazing things happen in the fellowship of other women. No matter the setting, no matter the occasion, love is always present. Amidst the laughter, sharing of stories and breaking of bread, the Holy Spirit abides. I truly believe that.
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At no time was this more evident than the beautiful baby shower thrown in my honor. Anyone who knows me is aware that I am somewhat anxious about asking for help, being the center of attention, or having people fawn over me. In addition to wanting to find ways to do things on my own, I struggle with feeling worthy of peoples' time and energy because I know these commodities are precious and finite.
And yet, this gathering of exquisitely gifted, talented, and Spirit-filled women was precisely what my needy soul required. The experience was nothing short of extraordinary. My heart was filled to the brim with love and humbled by the affection heaped upon not only myself, but the sweet baby girl in my womb. She had yet to arrive, but here was a room full of women who already cherished her!
"Forever for always my Joy you'll be."
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As I made my way home--almost three hours after the party had ended!--I couldn't keep the smile from my face because once again, God had blessed me far more than I deserved.
If you'd like to see more photos from my shower, here's a quick video to watch and enjoy!