Monday, October 17, 2011

Baby shower and a guest post from the mommy

I love sleepy little eyes and the boys that stumble down the hall and into my lap for morning cuddles. It is getting increasingly more difficult to hold them in my lap but I move and shift to find a comfortable spot to snuggle them just a little bit longer because this may be the only cuddles I get all day. Then my mind shifts to T and F and in 9 short weeks they will be able to experience their own sleepy cuddles with their precious daughter.

I was honored to have the opportunity to attend the baby shower for F. It was a humbling and overwhelming experience to get to meet all of her family and friends and hear their appreciation for this journey. These are all the people that have walked every step with T and F in their ups and downs in becoming parents. They have cried and rejoiced with them along the way and on Saturday the 8th there were many tears of rejoicing. It was such a blessing to be able to experience that. I couldn't have done it without my awesome sister-in-law Kara who took yet another trip down south with me.

Thank you to all of F's family and friends who showered me with kind words, hugs, appreciation and gifts. This blog has taken me more than a week to try and write because I just don't have the words to express what that day meant to me. It is truly an honor to be walking this journey with all of you and to have the opportunity to be a part of bringing this child into your lives.

I thought it would be really special if F would share her thoughts on her baby shower so I asked her to write something for this blog post. Here are her words:

F, Grandma Nour (F's mother) and me

Hello All and thank you so much for following along with this wonderful journey that we are on. I thought I would tell you all about my dream baby shower:

Some of the beautiful friends who came to celebrate with F

From the minute we walked in the door, seeing all my friends and family, the food, the drinks, the Presents (LOL), and the d├ęcor- it was my dream shower for sure! Shannon my wonderful sister in law outdid herself, it was magical!

Grandma Sue (T's mother), F and Auntie Shannon (T's sister and hostess)

Our theme was Gerber daisies, they just so happen to be Johanna’s and my favorite flower. They always make me smile. As a matter a fact Johanna gave me a Gerber Daisy plant on our 22 week ultrasound trip. I have since planted it in my front yard to remind me of this special journey…

As you can see from all the wonderful photo’s it was a great time for all. It meant the world to me to have Johanna and her sister in law Kara there. It completed the day. I can’t thank Johanna enough for giving us the gift of becoming parents. She is our Angel. She will forever hold a part in our and our daughter’s life. That bond will be so special to KAMRYN SOFIA SNYDER. (As you can see, we have named our daughter.)

Thanks again to everyone who came to my baby shower and made it a day to remember! I love you all and thank you for all the support through the tough years it took to get here. Your love and support helped me to keep going until our dream came true. Johanna and Travis, thank you!

Daddy and I are so excited to meet you, our sweet Kamryn!

Much Love,

Fatima (the mommy)


  1. Ok. This post has brought happy, HAPPY tears to my eyes. I am sooo excited for baby Kamryn's arrival. I can't believe it's almost time for her grand appearance.

  2. I'm so excited for you and love following your journey!!! You are awesome and what a beautiful shower. Charity