Showered with love!

We celebrated Evan.

My dear friends got together and threw me an amazing shower.

It was complete with yummy food, lots of laughter, and just the right amount of tears.

I laughed so hard with friends that I almost forgot what Evan was going through.  For split seconds, I didn’t think about his heart problem, the challenges we are about to face as a family…I just thought of him as my baby boy.  My sweet boy who I’ve been praying for for so long.

I cried as I thanked everyone for coming.  I cried as I looked around the room and realized that everyone in that room is invested in him.  And although I am the one carrying him…my friends and family are carrying me.

Everyone in that room that came to celebrate him love us – Craig, Iz, me and Evan.  They are praying for us.  They want what I want – for Evan to fight, for Evan to thrive, for Evan to be with us for a very long time.

I know that mine and Craig’s pain is so great at times.  But, I also know that everyone praying for us and with us experience heartache with us, too.

But today, we celebrated.  We laughed.  We rejoiced.  We celebrated the life that I’m carrying and the life that God has promised me He will give Evan.  Today…we celebrated.

Thank you – Lisa, Shauna, Elizabeth, Joanne, and Marissa – for the “All Star Shower” you gave for Evan.  Thank you for reminding me that we should celebrate his life and his fight.

Thank you to my friends – friends from all seasons of my life were with us today to celebrate.  Each one interwoven in my beautiful, blessed life.

Thank you to my family – for being there for me, for supporting me, and loving me.  Without you all – Craig and I would be lost.

Thank you, sweet Evan, for being the inspiration to so many.  Thank you for showing me how to really love.  Thank you for showing me how to pray.  Thank you for reminding your Daddy and I how incredibly blessed we are to have each other.  Thank you for showing me how to be strong, how to be courageous.  Thank you for making me a mother once again.

Thank you to everyone….thank you a thousand times over.

*I’m sorry I don’t more pictures of everyone who came to the shower!*





  1. It was a wonderful day celebrating you AND Evan!!!

  2. Sarah Sproull says:

    Wish I could have been there to celebrate with you!