Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby Shower for Sweet Samantha

Sunday before last our church threw us a baby shower for Samantha. It was scheduled before she was born, but she came too early, three and half weeks too early. It was really special having her with us. This was the most touching and meaningful baby shower I have ever attended. We could sense God's presence. There was so much love coming from everyone there. Donna Rodgers of Comin' Home lead a beautiful devotional that she wrote. The ladies laid hands on Samantha and I and prayed over us. It was mainly a diaper shower, but there were some very special gifts that a lot of thought went into them. One that comes to mind was a scripture quilt from the Brenons. Another, which is pictured, was from Donna Rodgers and her daughter Rebecca, who stayed up late the night before making a beautiful flower wall hanging  of her own design. Her inspiration came from a dress of the same colors that Samantha wore when Donna was over for a visit. The majority of the photographs were taken by Shannon of Blu Bambu and some were taken by my husband, Marty Callan. Marty took the cake shots and the feet of the ladies praying for Samantha and I. The cake was made by Terri Smith. Don't you just love the smocking on the dress? Thank you so much, Terri,  for this special cake. We have had so much support from our church during this time -- meals, visits, letters, emails, phone calls -- and from our family and all of you as well. Thank you all for being there for us. It is nice to know we are not alone in this journey. 

The Monday directly after Thanksgiving I have a real live sewing post coming out. I'll see you then. And in the meantime, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week spent with family and/or friends.















19 comments:

  1. awww...beautiful trudy, thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos and i bet samantha will really love those gorgeous flowers on the wall...take care...xxx

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  2. What a beautiful and touching shower. I could feel the love and support that surrounds you by just looking at the photos.

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  3. That was really a special shower! and a precious sweet babe!

    Have a lovely Monday!

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  4. Oh my that cake is precious! As is Samantha! She's getting so big!

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  5. It looks like you were indeed showered with love and gifts. Samantha is adorable. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  6. Some lovely photos of a beautiful event for your family...

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  7. She looks so cute Trudy. I can't believe she's getting so big.

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  8. Trudy, I'm so glad you enjoyed the shower. I'm glad I got to be a part of it. We all love you and Samantha. :o)

    xo
    Donna

    PS. Love the photos!

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  9. Looks like fun!Samantha is beautiful!

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  10. Getting diapers is (almost) the best! Kiss the baby for me. Love her hair. Hugs to you and the rest of family. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  11. What a lovely shower! May God continue to bless your beautiful baby girl and your family:)

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  12. your sweet little girl is growing up so quickly already. Lovely photos.

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  13. Hello from Texas...Found your blog through Over 40 Follow Fridays...
    Congratulations to your family for the new addition, Samantha!
    She's Gorgeous! My granddaughter's name is also Samantha...It means, "Has seen God"...
    Enjoy...
    hughugs

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  14. What a special occasion and what beautiful photos.

    I'm not much of a fan of the Daily Mail usually, but there is a lovely article in today's that I thought you might be interested in.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2066344/Smile-melts-misconceptions-How-Taya-born-Downs-darling-modelling-world.html

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  15. Trudy, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful shower with us. Sorry it took so long for me to look at it; we were out of town. I am so thrilled to see you doing so well, and precious Smantha is beautiful. Can't wait to see her again. Blessings on you and your family. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations, and can't wait to see your sewing post.

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  16. Hi Trudy! I'm so thankful I could indirectly be a part of Samantha's shower (thank you Christi L.). We've been praying for all of you and I loved seeing her pictures here. All the best from the Smiths! Blessings, Terri

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  17. Beautiful pics, I came here from Donna's blog to do a quick peek!

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  18. I have worked with adults who have Downs and they were really neat people. I think their families (parents and siblings) have grown to be very special people for having had a Downs kid in their family. Such love and patience between them all.

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  19. Trudy, thanks so much for leaving all the great comments on my blog. I'm so glad you found me! You're precious Samantha is adorable! I read your post that you linked me to about when she was first born. It was so much like me! I cried when I read it! Matthew is 3 now, but time has gone fast. We love and cherish him so much! My husband calls him the "little rock star" of the family because he is extremely popular around our church and town. It's so neat too to meet another mother of many with a wide age range. Your blog is beautiful and I will visit often. Blessings, Mama of 10

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