Gifts. Joy! An opportunity to express love. To celebrate.

Shower GiftsIn just a few weeks we will be celebrating the birth of a grandchild. A granddaughter, to be born to our youngest daughter, Anna, and her husband, Dan. In preparation for that day a baby shower was held to lavish this soon-to-be family of three with love and encouragement.

A diaper bag. Books. A little dress. So many simple gestures of kindness. All expressing excitement. It was a day of simple, quiet pleasures nodding toward the upcoming arrival day of a precious baby.

I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls off a string.  L.M. Montgomery

Saturday was a sweet day. A pearl.