Monday, November 7, 2011

Words of Wisdom

Yesterday was my baby shower.  Many times over the last couple of years, I feared I might never know the joy of that celebration.  But my friends and family gave me hope and the strength to continue trying.  And yesterday, they were there for me…to celebrate the success that they all played such a big role in.  There is a lot I want to say about the shower and, once I have some more pictures to post, I will probably devote an entire post to the shower.  But today, there is one thing that I received at the shower that I want to focus on.

I love getting words of advice and decided to make a “Wishes For Baby” card for the shower guests to fill out, to encourage my friends and family to share their wisdom.  My plan is to make the cards into a scrapbook for our baby to enjoy later in life.  Everyone was VERY generous at the shower, but I think my favorite gifts may have been the words of love people chose to share with my child.  Reading through the cards today, I couldn’t stop crying.  I am so blessed and our baby is so blessed to have such amazing people in our lives.  I can’t help but to share just a few of my favorite responses from the cards…

I hope you learn: 
  -the world is a good place.
  -to roll with the punches.
  -something new every day.
  -life is what you make it.
  -to never give up on what you want the most.
  -to be loving and kind.
  -to ask for help.

I hope you aren’t afraid:  
  -of trying new things.
  -to let your feelings show.
  -to be yourself.
  -of anything!     

I hope you love:  
  -your wonderful family.
  -to learn.
  -with all your heart.

I hope you get:  
  -wonderful friendships.
  -lots of hugs.
  -all you work hard for.
  -everything you need in life and some of the things you want.

I hope you laugh:  
  -merrily and often.
  -at your dad’s jokes.
  -at your own mistakes.
  -every day.

I hope you never forget:  
  -how much your parents wanted you.
  -how special you are.
  -to say “I love you.”
  -how much you are loved.

I hope you ignore:  
  -mean/rude people.
  -faults in others.
  -your own insecurities.

I hope you become:  
  -happy and healthy.
  -anything you want to be.
  -a gentleman.
  -rich and famous, but most of all happy.

I hope you respect:  
  -your mom and dad.
  -your grandparents.
  -the environment.
  -yourself, always.

I hope you grow:  
  -strong and wise.
  -happy and healthy.
  -loving, like your mom and dad.
  -as tall as your dad and as beautiful as your mom.

My friends are the best!!!


Joys Truly said...

What a great idea and all wonderful answers!

beccasfamilyof5 said...

I love this.

S said...

These are great! I've seen this done once before at a baby shower, and I think it's a terrific idea.

Can't wait to read more about your shower. :-)

China Doll said...

Oh, all those lovely wishes brought tears to my eyes :) Beautiful xx