Archive for February 23rd, 2008

rattle.jpgWe have posted the names and stories of our 10 Finalists in our Pinks & Blues Virtual Baby Shower. One of these lucky mamas-to-be will win the fabulous gift package of everything mama-baby-daddy that is imaginable… and our celebrity “The Office” mama-to-be Angela Kinsey will receive an identical gift package.

Our incredibly generous gift sponsors have made our Pinks & Blues Virtual Baby Shower so much fun to organize and plan, and Audrey, Jane and I thank each and every one of them with hearts so big! We will be posting photographs and descriptions of these oh-so-perfect gifts in the coming days.

And I want to take a few moments to thank each one of the 552 mamas-to-be, and friends and family members of the mamas-to-be, who entered our Pinks & Blues Virtual Baby Shower Contest. When I say that I wish each and every one of you could be a finalist, and winner, of our contest… I mean it with all my heart. This tribute is to each of you.

Each of you feels blessed in a way that makes you realize the meaning of the word “miracle.” This simple word resounded in story after story, page after page. Our panel of readers mentioned that to us time and time again… each baby is already recognized as a miracle. This miracle is bringing something of the divine right into your lives. In the midst of all the affairs of the world, your baby has captured his or her spot in our vast universe, and most especially, in your hearts. Your baby has brought you beauty and happiness that is almost unexplainable. Your baby has brought you a fortune that transcends any thought of money. Your baby is your great creation… your art, your novel, your music, your talents, your wisdom. Your baby is the center of your kingdom.

And then there is the love outside of that miracle. The love of your husbands, partners, surrogates. The love of your parents and grandparents. The love of your sisters and friends. The love of siblings, cousins, neighbors. The love for a virtual little stranger who will come into their arms, crawl at their feet, climb upon their laps… and give a zillion reasons why this love is so strong, so powerful, so precious, so amazing.

And the love that many, many of you mention… the love of God or a higher power. Your great faith has elevated your spirits and allowed the belief of your baby to become real, the proof of the hoped and prayed for. So many of you have never wavered in the belief of possibilities. You have embraced faith and now will embrace its rewards.

Enjoy the journey of your precious little miracle. Enjoy each moment. Find joy in each kick… and even each discomfort! We truly loved the story of your baby, and we hope that we will continue to hear from each of you as your pregnancy progresses. Mamas love to share the stories and the journeys of their babies… and we at Pinks & Blues love to hear them!

We can’t wait to see photos of their beautiful faces… and the stories to match! Thanks to each and every one of you!

– Sharon

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