BC: May God bless you and keep you.
FC: St Luke Baby Shower
1: Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior... They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children Titus 2:3-4
3: Advice for the new parents | "Listen to all the advice from the older and wiser!" "Talk with other moms-- you'll find you are not alone." "Since babies don't come with a manual of directions just remember that 'love covers a multitude of sins' Enjoy!" "Trust your gut instinct and do what you know is best for your child and your family." "Enjoy! They grow so fast."
5: Advice: | "Enjoy every gurgle and giggle! Don't worry too much about 'milestones' she will progress as she's ready!" "If you get nervous about raising 'Amazing Grace' and you find your knees knocking, try kneeling on them." ~Shirley Schlegal "Love and cherish Grace each and every day. Time goes by so quickly, and she'll be grown up before you know it." ~Sandy Manderosian "Lavishly love God, Grace, and each other. One of the best things you can give Grace is a good example of a loving and godly marriage. " ~Katie Burmeister
6: " Keep pouring out kindness and love-- God wont let them run dry."
7: "Allow others to help. You don't have to do it all yourself"
8: A parent grows in stature every time he or she kneels to help a child. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 (from Shirley Schlegal)
9: "Let them get bored- not too many activities. It's where they get creative." ~ Wendi Stoskopf
10: "Smile and enjoy every moment! It goes by so fast." ~Gaelen "Lots of hugs and kisses." ~Lavonne "Your baby will be as calm (or stressed) as the parents. So stay calm!" ~Rosemary "Children do what you do- not what you say. So, you have to live like you want them to be- it's the hard part." ~Wendi Stoskopf
13: "When Grace sleeps- you sleep." "Enjoy every moment!" ~Sheryl & Anna Barnhart "Don't sweat the small stuff. Everything will work out." ~Julia Hutnik
14: Advice: "A hug is a great present and it's always returnable."
16: "Babies can't be spoiled. Relax-- Have fun. Let Trevor help you." "Enjoy every moment! She will grow up in a 'blink of an eye'!" ~Nancy Petroff "I hope you have fun." ~Lauren Hutnik
19: "Remember to laugh." "Enjoy every moment awake with sweet little Gracie because these are the sleep-deprived, snuggle, care-free, innocent, sweetest moments of her life that you will never get back! They are beyond priceless so cherish the 3am snack times! She is a precious angel." ~Alyssa Rodammer "Invest in Christian kid songs (DVD/CD). My kids (now in their 20s) still sing those songs that were hidden in their hearts." ~Bonnie Seaks
20: "My own grandmother taught me: Ignore the cob webs & dust. They'll be around forever, but Grace wont." ~Barb Scott "You do not have to answer your phone or doorbell. Your home is yours and those people are interrupting you. (Babies tend to cry at the time people are calling you or you are preparing dinner, ect.) You have the best judgment for what to do with your baby. So remember that and you will be comfortable with it. You will be a great mom." ~Nancy Knecht "Enjoy every minute of sweet Grace's life! It goes faster than you will ever imagine!" ~Erin Rodammer