Thursday, June 12, 2008

Showers of Happiness

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"

9 comments:

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

What a wonderful party... I think that Emme will be spoilt rotten with love... which is a good thing by the way... you are going to be a great mum - of that I am 110% sure... I am sure that your mum taught you well!!! I just wish that my mum were over here from Australia to attend the shower we will have for Shauna (when the time comes)... I guess I will just have to record the whole thing... take care...

Snowflowers Mum said...

so cool Lisa. so awesome you have so many people who ADORE you!

Now go get Emme!

Qiuqiu's parents said...

Wow what a beautiful party...and you look stunning my dear! Wow! You sure clean up nice!! Love the hair.

Michele said...

I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Just think...the next time we get together, Miss Emme will be home. Yippee!

Luv ya!

Debby said...

It is getting so close for you now. Try & enjoy every moment of it. I can tell you, it mostly gets better & better from here!!

Regards,
Debby
mom to Lindsi & Jami

Beth and Shayna said...

What a wonderful party and that cake looked yummy too! I am glad you are having such a wonderful celebrating the arrival of sweet little Emme Li.

Beverly said...

I wish I was there. But know I was there in spirit. I am so excited for you and Emme Li!!

Yoli said...

Beautiful party and you made out like a bandit. Love how everything was decorated. You looked so pretty.

kris said...

How totally freaking awesome IS THIS!!!!! God I am just so damn happy for you. And I cannot begin to thank you Lisa for your TOTAL, TOTAL support of me while I stress still on the other side of momhood. I am learning so much from you already!

xoxoxo