Saturday, October 20, 2007

More showers...more than words

We are four days away from getting on a plane to China. In the past week, we have been so blessed by friendships and community support in all kinds of ways. I have had not one but two "showers" since the Church gave us the most wonderful celebration (and I am the dad). My school faculty gave me so much in celebration of Emma Rose on Wed. Then, and this is the kicker, all 115 my students, my softball players, and my wonderful team honor teachers blew me away with a surprise going to China to become a daddy party. That moment, their gifts of love and kind words meant more to me than any words I could come up with. I tear up now just looking back on it. It all seems so surreal to think we are receiving such a gift as a child to love and to raise. WOW!


Kristen said...

awwww.. that is sweet.. i wish you both the best of luck and i know you two have NO worries.. you have lots of people here keeping you in our prayers.. im sooo excited for you guys although im going to miss Mrs.Brown like crazy she is an awesome teacher! Emma Rose is going to be so lucky to have you two as her mommy and daddy..

brittany jo said...

aww i totally agree with kristen.. i also wish you all the best of luck and know that ya'll have no worries. ya'll are in my thoughts and prayers on ya'lls way over there and back. im very excited for ya'll but as kristen said im gonna miss Mrs. Brown like crazy to. she's a great person and i know that both of you all are gonna make great parents and Emma Rose will be in very safe hands. God Bless and Keep In Touch

TEAM HONOR said...

We hope every thing is going well in China. We miss you so much!!!!

Machaela B. said...

Hey Mr.B!! I hope you are having so much fun with Emma Rose!!! I bet she is so precious! I think she is precious and we just see that from looking at her pictures! Jus to let you know you have TONS of people with you, your wife and your new baby girl in their prayers, we miss you so much. But we know that you are where you need to be right now! Thats with your baby girl! Do you think you will bring her to class someday when she gets a little bigger?? Im so sure that alot of our classmates would love to see her!!! I hope you have a good flight home (whenever that might be)!!

From one of your students,
Machaela B.