On Sunday my mom who I love more than life itself made a beautiful party to celebrate Emme Li's impending arrival. 30 women gathered on a 97 degree day at a local Chinese restaurant for a luncheon. I was utterly amazed at the generosity of family and friends who traveled from near and far to be here to share this special day. I tried to make a speech but failed when I started to cry. The short version was, this day really wasn't about me or Emme but about celebrating all the wonderful women in my life who have supported me and brought me to this point. As I said on Sunday, "some people think the best presents come in little blue boxes, but I know different" Each and every person there has contributed to my life in some way and I thank them from the bottom of my heart. I hope Emme grows up surrounded by their love and knows she can do anything and be anything she wants to be. I have to take more pictures of some of the uber cool gifts (if you look close you can see the beautiful Emme Li" puzzle I received" but have been in a mad dash to get my home ready for for Divine Miss Em (M). The favors were beautiful pink cherry blossom fans with coordinating chopsticks and the ribbons said "Celebrating Emme Li, June 8th, 2008"