The weekend of October 5th we had 2 baby showers. One was Saturday with the family and the other on Sunday with our church family. Both showers had a bit of an Asian flair to it and it was fun to see the creativity at work.
At our family shower, each guest got a book mark on it with the Chinese Red Thread saying that reads: "An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.” This poem has become so real to us as we get closer to leaving for China & bringing Maddy into our family forever.
At our church family shower there was a matching game where each guest had to match the Chinese character to the English word. It was fun to see the guests look at the characters and find how the meanings of the words are actually incorporated into the character drawings.
My work mates also gave me a shower on 10/17, it was a Red Egg & Ginger Party themed after the Chinese tradition done at one month old for the child. The family usually hosts a party when the child turns one month & announces the baby's name along with giving gifts to the attendees. My shower featured a Red Egg shaped cake along with red boxes that had gifts for the attendees (red jelly beans).
We are so blessed to get so much support from so many people. We got some beautiful gifts, but more importantly we felt so much love from so many people. We are constantly amazed at how God shows His love for us through so many people and in so many ways.