I was really excited about the shower because of the fellowship, and the newness of my family meeting his family. Our parents met a while back, but that's about it. So this was kind of a big deal.
I woke up the morning of the shower with a stomach ache. An ache all too familiar. Since elementary school, on the first day of school I always had a stomach ache that was brought on because of nerves. But I think the older I've become, the aches now are anxiety pains. I couldn't eat breakfast, and kept conversation to a minimum while on the drive to the West Side. Once we got there I was fine, but it's so funny that I still, twenty years later have these uncontrollable stomach aches.
I'm not a huge fan of corny shower games, but my sis-in-law picked an awesome game. She asked JP questions and I had to answer them correctly-or the way I thought he would answer them. But before she asked me the questions, the guests had to guess how many they thought I would get right. If you know me, you know my memory isn't the best:( But in the end I got 4 right, lol. I really enjoyed that game.
I'm not one who loves being center of attention, but it's something you have to chalk up because you are the lady of the hour. Everyone who's there is there because they are an important part of your life, and will be until the end. My first bridal shower (I say first because I'm having another in July) made me realize how blessed I am. I'm becoming a part of an awesome loving family, and wouldn't have it any other way.
Btw, why didn't anyone tell me about tearing the ribbon??? I had no idea that when you tear ribbon that means you'll have 10 kids..say what!