Monday, August 16, 2010

Blessed by friends

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A few weeks ago now and already feeling ready to pop a few friends and family members came together and blessed me with a night of pampering and encouragement.

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They brought gifts, food, letters written to uplift me, candles and beads.
The beads were later put on a chain so I can cherish them.

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They also treated me to a belly cast. The lady who did the cast came to my home a few days earlier and did the cast. I then started painting it and then took it to have words written on it by each person who came to the celebration. (thank you Monique for the suggestion and making that happen, and for hosting!)

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Now I just have to fill in around the words and finish the painting process.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart all of you who made it and those who couldn't but wanted to be there. It was truly a blessing and an encouraging time.

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Being read words written from the heart was humbling and refreshing.
The love that poured out over words carefully chosen touched me. Warmed me.

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I was spoiled. Every woman deserves this.
There are so many stages to life that go without any acknowledgment. There are times that we sometimes struggle with and having women around to share and support you is incredible. Not being alone and knowing that others go through the same experiences is empowering. I know we don't celebrate all the stages of life like some cultures do but just knowing that we all go through these stages is reason to reach out to each other.

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Blessed. In so many ways. I am thankful.

7 comments:

Jen said...

Oh wow! Looks like an amazing time! One that you definitely deserved. I wish I could have been there!!

I miss you! Will definitely be coming down to see you and your wee one(s) when he/she arrives!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have been there. you are very fortunate to have so many caring friends. You have been in my thoughts a lot over the last few days. I am off to Winnipeg - that's where I was when Hudson was born! Who knows?
LOL
Maryanne

Anonymous said...

Every woman DOES deserve this! So glad you could experience this. :) Happy Birthin'!
love&prayers
~bethany

Elaine A. said...

So beautiful. You have AMAZING friends and family Anna. Enjoy these last few weeks of your pregnancy. :)

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

I am so sorry I missed being there with you and have been thinking about you and wondering how you were.

Take care my friend and I wish you lots of love and luck for the new arrival!

lynne said...

I'm glad you have caring friends around you to love and support you. I think you deserve the spoiling. Enjoy it xxxx

nicole said...

lovely celebration.
i like those little pregnant figures around the candles.
so i have a belly cast from when i was pregnant with cordelia, sadly it is in a box in my attic and will likely never see the light of day.