Yesterday was one of those days that made me all warm and fuzzy inside and reminded me of just how lucky I am to have so many awesome people in my life.
My dear friends Jacquie & Adrienne insisted on throwing a brunch in honor of Little Girl Brewer. I kind of felt weird about it at first because I didn't want people to feel obligated to get us gifts. So many people were already so incredibly generous when we had Joaquin. But Jacquie reminded me that this was a whole new baby and that a girl needed her very own girly things. I'm so glad she talked me into it. I felt so special to have such great women around me celebrating this new life. It was casual and sweet and perfect. While we did get so many adorable things for the little one, just the time and company with everybody celebrating my baby made it an incredibly special morning. Unfortunately I don't get to see many of these ladies nearly as often as I would like, so it made it even more special to know they wanted to be there to celebrate with us!
After that, I went home for a little break and then was off to the blessingway shower of a friend. This was a whole different group of women and the focus was a bit different. We each brought a bead to put on a necklace for her to wear while in labor and we talked a lot about natural birthing, nursing, cloth diapering and all that good stuff. Things that seem so different in other settings felt so normal there. Many of the ladies there I see fairly often at playgroups and it was such a powerful reminder of what an incredible support system of mothers I have around me.
By the end of the day I was exhausted, but overwhelmed by the love and support of all the women in my life...and this wasn't even all of them!
I just feel really lucky to have met and to be related to so many great ladies. It was a long time getting here...to this place of trusting women without falling into the same old catfighting traps that we learn early in our lives. I think it took birthing and raising a child for me to get here...and I'm so happy to have finally arrived!