Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Babes

Last night we had all these little party animal babes over:
PEPS babes
*Picture taken a few weeks ago at another gathering

Along with their parents, the group speaker and our PEPS facilitators there were 27 individuals gathered in our family room...and our family room isn't huge. But every week as we gather at each of our homes, with blankets and chairs scrunched in every corner, somehow it works. We pile in together, and the coziness takes over...loving on babies, feeding them, comforting them and sharing our stories.

It's been a pretty unique and wonderful experience this whole PEPS group. Strangers who have now become friends. First time parents bonding and experiencing this whole new life together. There are laughs and tears...frustrations and rejoycing...support and companionship...and love.
And as we sit together each week and talk about our "highs and lows", we find ourselves opening up and sharing details about life to people who just weeks ago we didn't know. Crazy how that happens.
But they get it...they understand...and they cheer us on. A new part of our village that will help us raise our girl. For that, I am thankful.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

That picture is so cute! I love all the babies!!!

Lyndsy said...

Oh my goodness! That is a lot of babies! So cute!

DeLane & Kevin & Parker Lilly said...

how cute and how awesome!

Jaclyn Z. Reiss said...

THAT is so adorable!! How fun for little Charlotte that she has so many buddies already!! ;) Love this...