shower #4

(and yes, this would be the last of Rainbow’s showers.  We are well and truly spoiled.)

It was totally awesome. Rainbow’s godmother, C,  and the other five hosts outdid themselves.  It was at C’s lovely home, which was decorated in a green and yellow jungle motif, complete with crepe paper hung in swags on the ceiling and photos of Rainbow hither and yon.  Friend J crafted a long, twisty peanut butter snake cake and popcorn-in-cellophane snakes, and the other hostesses contributed delicious nibbles.  Godfather D was the kitchen wine pourer and general helper.  And the gifts for Rainbow showered down, thoughtful and sweet and extravagant.

Again, as I have been so many times in the past five years especially (what with the house burning, Ward transitioning and remembering him on anniversaries, and this whole adoption journey) I was reminded of how much I adore our community. 

It reminds me of a game that we played sometimes in high school and at church youth group events, where you stand in the middle of a circle of friends with your eyes closed, hands crossed in front of you, back held straight, and just fall.  You fall forward and back and sideways, eyes squinted shut, as hands around you catch and push you to other hands.  You can’t touch the ground because this circle of hands won’t let you fall.

It’s like that around here.  It’s wonderful.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debby Snell
    Apr 20, 2009 @ 03:34:06

    It’s a wonderful life here in our community. The shower was great, thanks for letting me share in your joy.

  2. Jackie
    Apr 22, 2009 @ 19:17:23

    The “horror” thinking is just being a mother. I have those thoughts & have to push them away, fortunately, not a lot, I’ve kind of given that over to the universe, what will happen will happen and I honestly can’t control it. Glad to hear things are going wonderfully!!!! We always have moments our minds let loose on us but we have to push those thoughts away & enjoy the ones that we can control, like squeezing & loving them totally!!

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