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.