Two of my oldest friends and some of my most favorite people in the world are Jamie and Micaela. They are sisters and our families were close growing up and did a lot together. I got a huge treat today because Micaela had e-mailed me and said her family was going to be in my area today and wanted to know if we could meet for lunch. I have been so excited all week to see them. I've known Micaela since she was 3 years old and she is one of the funniest, kindest, most beautiful people I have ever met. She has never met a stranger. She has a gift of making people feel at ease and well liked.
This is an old picture of my brother and I with Jamie and Micaela at Silver Dollar City one Christmas (I'm guessing around 1994).
Micaela was a college basketball player. She was so athletic. This is her sweet husband Mario and her daughter Jaiden. I promise Jaiden is going to a model or Miss America one day.
This is their little boy Jeryn. Don't you just want to squeeze his cheeks? He is the cutest thing in the world. He let me hold him and then he wanted Scott to hold him which just made my heart swell!
Micaela gave me this sweet little photo album and this soft book with tags that I know our baby will love! I can't help but post all the gifts people have given us because every one of them have meant SO much to me. I want to remember and cherish everything our baby is given.
I was so surprised when we got home because I had a package in the mail. One of my friends at church has a sister who went through in vitro and now has two beautiful twins. I prayed for her a few years ago and she has been praying for me. She sent me the most awesome package ever. She gave me "Baby Wise" which I'm THRILLED about because I was close to buying it. It has come very highly recommended to me. And a little photo album to put our baby's relatives and friends pictures in it to show them.
And I know you can't really read this but she made me the neatest Pregnancy Survival Kit.
It came with Preggie pops, Travel Toothbrush, Charmin toilet seat covers (for endless trips to public restrooms), Bra Back Extender (cause things are growing), Emery boards (for fast growing nails), Kleenex ( for the constant crying), Tums (for the heartburn), Lotions and Chocolate.
Isn't that the sweetest thing? I am planning to remember that and use it for any friends I have in the future who get pregnant! All of those items will come in handy I'm sure.
I was actually just pretty overwhelmed that someone who has never met me would take the time to put together something so neat for me. It made me cry showing it all to Scott. God has blessed me with so many people in my life who I have met or have not met that He has used to encourage me. It has challenged me to work harder at doing more for others.