We moved to Tampa a little over a year ago. For those of you who know me you know it was extremely difficult and I was extremely home sick for months. A consistent prayer Sam and I prayed was for God to provide us with friends that we enjoyed spending time with and that shared similar life styles.
This past week was, again, difficult as homesickness decided to rear it's ugly head. This time of year (last week in particular) I want to be home. It's my sisters birthday week. It's Derby week. It's spring weather (although its currently flooding---NO THANKS). It's a lot of things. Although home sick I am able to praise the LORD for His faithfulness in answered prayer. Saturday (my sister's birthday) I co-hosted a baby shower at my house to honor a couple of the dear friends God has provided Sam and I here in Tampa: Vipul and Kindra Shah. We met in Sunday school and made a quick connection after finding out we were neighbors. Since that time we have shared many laughs, a few tears, many dinners, many small groups, many stories, and look forward to sharing parenthood. They are expecting a baby boy in July. There were about 25 women at the shower and Kindra had a wonderful time. She also received a lot of sweet gifts.
At the end of the day I was tired, Bennett was cranky, but I was thankful and honored to be a part of such a special day for a special friend.
Sam, Bennett, and Vipul were off to the Shah house prior to the start of the shower
Vipul is a Duke grad, so these Kentucky Wildcat fans broke down and bought the onesies.........hahaha
The mother to be
Nothing like a good laugh with some of your favorite people
I am so thankful for these ladies!!!!!!!! Angela, Bethany, Kindra, Natasha, Me and little Bennett (under the hooter hider)