Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Generosity of Others

Hello! It's the husband writing today.

Megan and I are overwhelmed at the generosity of others as we near the birth of our daughter. Megan returned from Chicago on Sunday, and I was amazed at the amount of clothes, books, and necessities that her dear friends and family purchased for our family. I want to thank her Mom Judy and sister Erin for hosting a shower for Megs. I also want to thank Megan's G-Ma, who at 87 continues to knit and spoil grandkids beyond imagination. Thank you G-Ma! Bob and Judy have been so very helpful and generous with many wonderful spoils for Finnley including a beautiful crib that Finnley's cousins used, a pack-n-play, high chair, books, etc. etc. We are blessed. My brother Scott, sister in law Renata, and their boys have also gone above and beyond. Thanks to them, our little girl already has an amazing travel system, absolutely necessary Ohio State Buckeye gear for the upcoming season, and some Juicy Couture baby clothes that will make her the envy of every playpen out there! Finnley will also start out in a gorgeous antique bassinet with a great blanket that Mom and Dad Ritter brought out for us. It is the very bassinet that Finnley's Dad started out in. Thank you all very much for the generosity thus far. It is overwhelming and beyond expectation. We love and appreciate you all.

Of course generosity goes beyond the gifts. I also want to thank Tara, Kelly, Karen and Canella for just being there for Megs. Dear friends who continue to stand by one another as life just happens is one of the greatest gifts of all. Your friendship to Megan means as much to me as it does to her.

Of course we are just beginning. We have another shower here in Jersey at the end of July, with more friends and more fun. I can't wait to spend that day with the East Coast gang.

It has been a long road for Megan and I, but not a unique road by any stretch. In close to 50 days we will be blessed with a little girl and I, as her father, intend to tell her just how lucky she and her Mom and Dad are to have the love and support of family and friends. It is all of you that are helping us get Finnley off to a great start in life and for that, we say thank you and we love you.

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