Today has had a lot of unexpected hiccups in it. But before going to bed I want to blog briefly about how special it was to share today in our A2 group celebration of some people I love so much…. we had a surprise baby shower for Robert and Robert A., fellow missionaries who are expecting their first in just about 2 weeks. She recently wrote the most blog about their journey through the pain of a miscarriage to this point here.
I can’t wait for their baby to be born! We don’t know if it will be a boy or girl but I know that he or she will have the chance to grow up with awesome parents! Here are a few pictures of the fun today.
Our friend Casi made the diaper cake (above!)- LOVE IT! That is one kind of cake I haven’t tried to make yet….a whole lot less fattening, for sure. The ducky-themed bath cake was a bit more fattening, but a lot of fun to make. I loved using fondant for the water faucets and the 3D bubbles.
I wish we had taken a picture of the rest of the group there! As we celebrated, ate, laughed, and prayed together, I was reminded of a year and a half ago when our group of women had been together and Roberta shared about their recent miscarriage. We all wept – there were no words. Today, as we laughed about the names that Robert has vetoed so far or Roberta’s impression that babies poop just once every couple of days :), I was almost unable to speak as I was overcome with thankfulness to God for His sweetness in bringing us through the challenges of life and leading us back into times of joy. Love you, R & R!