that's right!  another baby shower weekend.  and yes, that is my sweet hubby with his violin.  they surprised me at the shower with a serenade.  he played his own original arrangement of johannes brahms "lullaby" for me & e.  it was beyond sweet.  and yes, there were tears.  but the tiny cupcakes cleared those up in a jiffy.

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on saturday, my mom's dear gal pals threw us a delightful shower.  the room was filled with sweet women who have prayed, shared wisdom, encouraged, learned beside, and giggled with my mom for years in bible study and fellowship.  this was quite the gathering, let me tell you.  i was humbled and honored.  the years of knowledge, experience, faith, and love represented was staggering.  these women have sustained marriages, struggled, rejoiced, endured, raised children, mentored, and guided grandchildren.  generations of God's grace and goodness.  generations of faithfulness.

and let me tell you...they love my mom.  and i am so excited that she [finally] gets to experience this next season of life as a grandmama.  she is in the club now and couldn't have better company.

thank you "auntie" adele for coordinating this shower for us.  the attention to detail, the sweets, the "peanut" references.  it was truly the perfect afternoon of relaxation, celebration, and just soaking it all in.  God is good.  thank you to all the women who love my mom, who have encouraged her in her walk with jesus, who have pointed her to the cross, who have bolstered her, who have prayed, who have spoken words of wisdom, who have sharpened her, who have served as examples, and who have extended grace and love.  i am a beneficiary of your generosity of spirit.

may this legacy of faith continue for generations.

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deuteronomy 6:4-10

hear, o israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  and these words that i command you today shall be on your heart.  you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.