June 11, 2019

I mentioned in my coffee date post last week that a few of my friends threw me a shower a few weeks ago. We played some games, ate food, and went out for a great dinner after. Mostly it was great to see them and have a girls’ weekend, but they made the weekend extra special for baby girl and me.

All of my friends who came used to live in Hawaii. A bunch of my friends are still there. So my friends who threw the shower, K + K, asked all of my friends in Hawaii to send them books for baby girl. They put all of the books in a basket for me. Some of them wrote little messages in the books for her. I opened up all of their cards and books and it felt like they were there with me.

It was so special for so many reasons. They all know how much I love books and many of us used to be in a book club together.

A lot of the books were Hawaii-themed which I loved because I accidentally made everything in her little nook in our room Hawaii-themed. I hope that our daughter always feels a special connection to Hawaii. I can’t wait to bring her to Hawaii one day.

I’ve been scouring library book sales and used book stores to build up her library, but having these books hand-picked by my friends across the ocean for her was so special to me. One of my friends even wrote a book all about Hawaii and submarines, illustrated it, and had it printed for her!

3 responses to “A Special Baby Shower Gift from Faraway Friends”

  1. Audrey says:

    This is THE SWEETEST gift. What wonderful friends you have all over the country! That little girl is so lucky to be loved by so many creative, generous, giving people. This is seriously the cutest gift!

  2. Amanda says:

    How sweet! This is so fun. I had a book shower for one of my first showers with R, and it was so special to get all those books hand picked by people.

  3. Julie says:

    Awww, this is so sweet! Your friends are amazing!! <3

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