Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What a Gift

The secret is out!

I can shout it to the world!

Sherri's having a baby!!!
I'm so excited!

Congratulations to Sherri and Jesse who are expecting a baby in April!

I think it's a girl. =)

But i'm going to let Brittany take it from here. She said I could share her post from yesterday with you all. She says it so well. I just added a few pictures. The words are all hers!

If you haven't visited Brittany's blog yet you're in for a laugh. She has a way of taking every day mishaps and events and turning them into hilarious blog posts!


"On Saturday, I got a visit from one of my best friends in the whole wide world.

You know, the kind of friend that knows everything about you and still loves you any way?

Yeah, that kind of friend.
Sherri and I have been friends since we were kids, raised in the same town, by parents who home-schooled us both.

We have, together, survived it all, along with our third partner in crime, Melissa, who was right there alongside us, growing up in Central Florida, taking flute lessons and attending band practices, and throwing sleepovers and pigging out on junk food.

We were inseparable.

And as adults, while real life did separate us, placing us in different cities and even across the Atlantic Ocean from each other, we've still always been able to re-unite at important moments and in important times.
We were bridesmaids in each others' weddings; we've celebrated holidays together.

We've cried and laughed on the phone, in person, and over e-mail more times than seems possible considering the miles of water and land that have sometimes separated us.

We talk, incessantly at times, about everything.

About husbands; about families; about households, and for the last year especially, we talk about babies.

We talk about wanting them, having them, conceiving them, not conceiving them, struggling with the thoughts of raising them, crying at the thought of not having them, loving the ones "we" already have (Melissa's two beautiful boys,) and praying for the ones we've lost.

As weird as it sounds, the state of our collective wombs has, at times, been the biggest worry and the greatest source of joy for all of us over these last two years or so.

And still, on Saturday, when Sherri ventured two hours north to come visit me, I didn't think anything of it, other than fact that most likely, we had a long day of talking ahead of us.

Until she cleverly hid a little surprise for me by my kitchen sink...

...letting me know that on April 7, 2010, I was going to be an "aunt" again!

"We" are going to have a baby.

Quite literally, I felt my heart soar.

Because while it's technically not "my" baby, it is a child I have wanted and prayed for right along with her. We all have.

So I feel blessed. I feel happy. I feel so very thankful for this gift.

I will get to watch another one of my best friends become a mother.
I will get to celebrate her growing family right alongside her and her husband.

I will get to cuddle her new blessing, thank God for him/her, and worry over him/her over the next few months while she holds that baby in her womb and later, as he/she learns to walk, talk, run and move out into the world, away from all of "us."

Because yes, it is not my child, but she is my best friend.
And "we" are having a baby!"


Rachel said...

That's brilliant news!! Congratulations Sherri, I'm so happy for you!

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

SO SO exciting!!!

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Brittany Ann said...

Yay! I am so happy, still! In fact, I think I'm getting happier as time passes! Thanks for posting my post! And I love the photos you added!

Randi Troxell said...

yea! congratulations... babies are so wonderful!!

Kristen said...

aww I had no idea y'all knew each other! I had read that on Brittany's blog the other day. Y'all are so cute!!

Ruth said...

Yeah now i can officially say congrats Sherri

Ruth said...

Yeah now i can officially say congrats Sherri

Crystal said...

Congrats Sherri & Jesse!

Melissa, Nice, I like the pictures you added.

Brittany, I know it wasn't supposed to be a tearjerker, but I certainly teared up alot while reading this post! Thanks for sharing

I am privileged to know all 3 of you!