We threw a small surprise nautical baby shower for our darling Dana in the middle of the week, and it was a fun afternoon of food, games, gifts and endless stories.
This simple all-DIY-gathering was actually only planned two nights before while we were thinking of how to make good use of the Deepavali (which falls on Tuesday) holiday in Singapore. On Monday, the girls and I were busy exchanging messages and ideas in between work. We bought the materials and gifts after office hours then started early morning come Tuesday. Just like that, we’re all complete, ready by lunch and the surprise was a bliss.
God gives us glimpses of heaven when we are part of something that sprinkles kindness, love and excitement to others.
On a side note:
In 2013, I met these lovely ladies. Some are newlyweds; most of us are still single at the time. We belong in a lifegroup where we dive into God’s Word every week, make sense of what happens in our lives and grow to know one another.
Fast forward to this year, here we are, as we welcome the 4th baby in our spiritual family. We now have Caleb Stephen, Francesca Gabriyel, Victoria Grace and soon Juan Matteo. Two years seems like only yesterday but so much has already changed. And it’s amazing to witness how God really blessed us to become each other’s support system as He ‘worked’ us into different seasons of our lives.
As for us, nope, no baby news yet. Ge and I both agreed that we’d hold off having a baby this year until some of our plans take place next year. It’s a conscious decision that we both made for our family. Until then, we will continue to travel and enjoy each other’s company, and support (and absorb bits of pregnancy and parenting wisdom) our friends who make it look so easy to have a baby! I don’t think anyone will ever be ready to take care of an ever drunk-like human being but who doesn’t like cute babies! **wink wink** :)
Being adult gets more and more real as we become responsible to another human being… to another life.
To raise a child is hope, a chance to make this world a much better place than the generation we lived in. It’s beautiful and poetic and worth it.