Yesterday was a big day for me.
It was the day of my daughter Sara’s baby shower.
Sara is expecting her first child—and I’m expecting my first grandchild—in July!
I wanted the shower to be extra-special for my only child. I decided to go with a “book” theme. Instead of decorating with flower arrangements—I put board books and blocks in the center of the tables. I also decorated the room with picture books and poetry books. Sara loved it!
I had the cake made at the wonderful bakery that created
the delicious cake for Sara's wedding.
Here I am with "the other" grammy
just before Sara arrived.
We managed to surprise Sara.
She hadn't suspected that we were having a baby shower
yesterday at the same restaurant where she had her wedding reception.
It was fun gathering with family and friends
to celebrate this big event in my daughter’s life.
I can't wait to start reading
great board books, picture books, and poetry books
to my first grandchild!
Here is a poem that I wrote many years ago
about the joy of sharing books
with my Sara when she was a little girl:
A BOOK AND A CHAIR
A book and chair
Are nice to share
When the edges of day
Are melting away
Into the night.
A book and a chair
Are nice to share—
Touching and talking,
Reading and rocking
Into the night.
Note: I printed that poem and the following one on decorative paper and put them in frames.
They were part of the shower decorations too.
I wrote Such a Little Lady about Sara and her father.
SUCH A LITTLE LADY
Such a tiny bundle,
Such a small wonder,
Cuddled in the circle
Of her daddy’s strong arms.
Such a little lady,
Such a little love
Snuggled close to daddy’s heart—
Safe from any harm.