Friday, December 30, 2011

10 lbs. of pure sweetness

Man, were we in for a treat last night! A treat in the form of a sweet-as-can-be little baby girl named Shabella, here for a short visit all the way from Florida. Oh my, is she cute...off the charts sweet with her little 3-month old coos, tiny little hands, and jet-black hair. Grace was pretty smitten too.Hudson was fascinated with her little feet.He loved kissing them. And he sang Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to her. Be still my heart.Thank you Riveras for letting us stop by to meet sweet Shabella...I know it was the end of the day and you guys were all ready to call it a day, but it was such a treat for us to see her and deliver her gift in person.Shabella's aunt, Segi (holding Shabella in the pic), is one of my dearest friends. We go way back. You know the type of friendship where you really have seen each other at your very worst and know every little detail of the things that have shaped each one of us into the people we are today. The kind of godly friend who has sat with you and cried with you when life threw you curveballs no one deserves to endure. That type of friend.

Her sister and her parents are no exception. They are like a second family to me. I think her mom fed me dinner almost every night for an entire season of my life, almost a decade ago, when I was really weathering some storms. She did more than feed me, she nurtured my broken heart. I still carry in my wallet the prayer card she gave me when I miscarried my baby five years ago. Some people are just golden. This whole family is. Love you, Riveras!Haguit & Charlie~ we're so happy for you! Shabella is just the sweetest little thing ever. We loved seeing you today and meeting your precious baby girl. Come visit again sometime soon so we can get in another little Shabella love session!!! God bless your growing family!
XOXO, Jessica


P.S. Totally unrelated but can I say I'm in awe over Neosporin and Mederma for Kids!! The alternating combination has done wonders for Grace's cut and five days in, it is healing faster than I could have imagined!!
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