Oh my stars. I can’t believe it. My sister is having a little girl. It still doesn’t feel real! We celebrated Mary Grace’s coming arrival with a baby shower at Joe’s Farm Grill this last Saturday and I’m still reminiscing all the details.
At each place setting was a little clipboard and a letter for guests to write hopes and prayers to Mary Grace. (I still can’t get over that name, it’s the sweetest!) These little letters are definite keepsakes and I hope will give her the encouragement she needs at just the right time in her life. Here is a little collection of what everyone had to say to her:
Dear Mary Grace,
I hope you learn to bake like your mom (um, yes please!)
I hope you love to make others happy (I know she’ll be a joy to everyone she meets!)
I hope you experience everything on your bucket list (she’ll be a brave adventurer, I’m sure!)
I hope you get your mom’s laughter (yes please! It’s the best!)
I hope you get your dad’s kind heart (The most kind, gentle man I know…he is going to make an AMAZING dad!)
I hope you aren’t afraid to try new things (be brave, strong and courageous! For the Lord our God goes with you!)
I hope you ignore gossip (can I get an AMEN to that one?!)
I hope you become a strong woman of God (and that you hide His word in your heart!)
I hope you follow in your mom, grandma and aunt’s footsteps…women that reflect His hope to those around them (cue the ugly tears)
Oh Mary Grace. You’re so loved already. You’re not even here yet and you’re already surrounded by a community of women of believe in you, parents who LOVE you more than life itself and you have the coolest aunt around. Okay, okay, I may be exaggerating on that last part! We can’t wait to meet you sweet girl!
Christian’s Dress – Pink Blush
Christian’s Maternity Belt – Goldcoast Chic
Mary Grace cut-out – Kristina Allen Design
Venue – Joe’s Farm Grill
Bracelet (diaper raffle giveaway) – The Silver Loft
Macarons – Decadent Macaron
Oh Baby Pencils – White Turquoise Co.
Invitations – designed by me, printed at Millers