I have had quite a few people ask me if we were planning to have some sort of a shower and/or what we needed for Tobin. What we need for Tobin is what you are all giving us on a daily basis - your love, support, and prayers!
Our desire is to throw a party in August or September for YOU! We want to celebrate Tobin's life, God's blessings, and all of you who have rallied around us. It will be a "Thank God, Thank You Celebration"! What would bless us is your presence and the opportunity to introduce you to our little Tobin and celebrate his safe arrival on this earth. Not only have you supported us during this pregnancy, but you have also held us up in our grief this past year. There are no words to express our gratitude!
A few months ago, after learning that Tobin was a boy, I took inventory of what we had. We saved so much from Hackett (including all his clothes), but while living in California gave away some of the bigger items when we learned of people in need. Some of the things we were missing we had already purchased for Koen. Our remaining "needs", much of which are luxury items, I did put into a registry at Babies R Us. I intended to only share that list with family. I have had a few people adamant about wanting to shower us with something, and one of the many things we have learned this year is sometimes you have to let people give and accept the love. That being said we expect and desire NOTHING, but your continued love, prayers, and support.
Thank God, Thank You! We can't wait to celebrate with a healthy baby in our arms!