It was all planned out. Stephanie, Lovelyn, Erin, Donya, Sarah and I were planning to all get together yesterday afternoon for coffee and some dessert. I was happy to be able to dash away for a few hours to spend with my girls.
I became even more excited when I saw the weather was predicted to be nearly 50 degrees, which in these parts, is like EIGHTY. I had asked if one of the girls would be willing to take a few belly photos of me, outside, perhaps with something cute on.
I just had no idea.
I had no idea that my long time blogging friend, Megan, who I love so much, would drive two hours and be at the coffee shop.
I didn’t know that Sara would drive down from Detroit (while pregnant WITH twins) and be at the coffee shop.
or that my sister, Amy, would drive from nearly the same location in Michigan, with her daughter and be at the coffee shop.
(photo by Erin)
I most certainly had no idea that my sister, Sarah, would pack up her husband, two kids and a newborn and drive five hours BEHIND MY BACK and be sitting, right there…in the coffee shop.
I was so surprised to see my Mom, right there, smiling so big.
Needless to say?
I was surprised.
The words still fail me. The fact that my best friends would go to so much trouble to celebrate this baby, the fact that so many people would travel so far, the fact that these people would spend their Saturday afternoon for me, this baby and my family?
That means more to me than anything else. I just wanted to sit and talk and take it all in. But there were baby things to be unwrapped and who was I to argue?
And to these five girls? Thank you for everything – the planning, the fact that you got this by me, the decor, the party favors…YOUR FRIENDSHIP.
Yesterday was entirely about love … and it will be etched in my soul for the rest of my life.