Imagine a big, ridiculous hat made of a paper plate and mismatched blue bows tied to the top of my head. The silly sight actually confused my husband who has very little baby shower experience and struck fear in the eyes of our two-and-a-half year old daughter.
But the love all those frilly bows represented, warmed my heart and touched me deeply.
Each bow came atop a gift to welcome our new baby boy from the people who I have been through so much with. My friends at WLOX, who became more like family especially during and after the trials and tragedies of Katrina, know how much we have longed for a family and what an absolute blessing, rather "miraculous gift," each child is to us.
The news conference room where we normally brainstorm, sometimes even hotly debate which murder or investigation should lead each newscast, turned into a "twinkly star lit" tissue paper filled room, with the smell of Shrimp Etouffe' and Paula Deen's bacon dip wafting in the air.
The colorful table was overflowing with what I call "love filled food," and the centerpiece was a square blue cake adorned with hand made cookie stars and a crescent moon declaring "Sweet Dreams" to Max. Our executive producer has a hidden talent for baking and shares it with us lucky few on very special occasions.
With our son's arrival in early March, it's amazing to think after so many twists and turns, our family will be complete.
Thanks to all who shower us with support and continue to share in our ever surprising and thrilling journey called parenthood.
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