I woke up really excited the morning of my shower. Like a beautiful army those ladies came into my house bearing food, gifts, punch bowls, decorations, and lots of love.
I heard little whispers here and there about party planning meetings and shopping trips. It was kind of weird knowing all of this was going on around me and that it was all for me. I didn't have to do a thing so I had no idea of what they were planning or the effort they put into it until they all showed up at my door and started setting up shop.
My mom, and good friends De and Eb all got together and made my bridal shower so special. And to think, I didn't even know if I'd have one at all. The idea of people planning a party just for me seemed like a little much. I didn't want them making a fuss. I tried to tell my mom that I didn't need to have a shower but she wouldn't hear of it. They all wanted to do this for me just because they care.
I am not a big fan of games and accordingly they kept them to a minimum. A fun activity we did is that on cute little recipe cards everyone was tasked with the charge of writing down a recipe for a good relationship. Just girls sharing their relationship advice with the bride to be. The last one and my favorite was where mom asked a list of questions about Mj and every time I got an answer wrong I had to chew a piece of dubble bubble. I felt a little bit of pressure. I'm about to marry the guy, hopefully I won't get them all wrong. What turned out to be the funniest answer was how old Mj was when he had his first girlfriend. The answer was "Five" and my mom said she doesn't understand what this means but that Mj wrote that it meant he was a "straight pli-yah" We all had a BIG long laugh over that one as we explained to mom that it was Playa as in player!! You can't plan perfectly hilarious moments like that! They just happen and when they do...it's so much fun! Most of the answers were things that I knew which was good but the rascal put some really tough ones in there that I would probably never even get. Sadly, I have
the memory of someone twice my age a really BAD memory and although I did get quite a few right a lot of them I only remembered the answer AFTER I was told. Hence the tired jaw, mouth full of bubble gum and some really funny looking pictures.
We all had a great time. I got some nice gifts for me and some sexy gifts for me us. All parties seem to have a natural end and when 5:30 pm rolled around everyone pitched in and started packing things up and cleaning up the kitchen. Not in all the years since I moved out of my parents house have I ever in my life had any kind of party or gathering in any place I've ever lived. So, this was extra special because it was my bridal shower and it was in our new house.
I am so appreciative of the hard work that everyone put into this to make it so wonderful for everyone. We all have busy lives but they took time out to put this together and make it great. I may not have a lot of friends but I have a few good ones and I'm so happy that I got to celebrate with them.