When you know that the time you’ll have with your child may only be in the womb and for a few short hours afterwards, what do you do? How do you celebrate their life and choose to step into moments of joy and hope in the midst of the sadness?
First. You invite your community to join with you in honoring this little life, because you realize you can’t walk this road alone.
Second. You discover that there are people that want to rally around you and as our community has decided… to be our Supporting C.A.S.T (Come Along Side Them) in this story that is unfolding.
Third. You try to do things you would normally do… like have a gender reveal party… only sometimes, it just becomes a little more EPIC…
Welcome to our Gender Reveal Carnival… just one of many unique celebrations to come to honor this little life, our 2nd daughter, with our friends and family…
Here are some things we knew before this party… we knew we’d have a party, we had found out the gender earlier in the week, and we knew how we’d surprise our friends and family (thanks to the awesome creativity of some sweet friends, everyone would line up and we’d spray them with dyed water and paint of the color of the gender… not sure how blue started flying but I guess everyone just started looking for any ammo they could find!). What we didn’t know… is that it would be a carnival, complete with a stilt walker, a magician, cotton candy, a photo booth, face painting and a place for people to write us notes, pray for us and gather their friends from around the world to pray for us and this new life. We are so incredibly thankful for our family and friends who joined in this celebration, who have chosen to step into our lives and our story and lift our arms up to greater hope. From the people who have entered in who we haven’t yet met, to those that have been walking with us closely the past year and a half… Thank you. Thank you for being a part of the cast of this story that is being written for our lives and our community. We look forward to watching it unfold with you.
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