Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mary's Baby Shower

To all that read Mary’s Blog posts and that are as amused as I am by her outlook on life,

My name is Vanessa and Mary is one of my dearest friends. Mary and I met in nursing school a few years ago, but it feels like we’ve known each other a lifetime. I’m not sure I would have made it through nursing school without her. You see….she was the other half of my brain many a days. I have 3 crazy children, was working part time during nursing school and had a husband who was always gone (military). On the days that we had school, Mary would always show up to my house early and jump in to do whatever was necessary to get me out of the door. She made sure my kids were fed, their teeth were brushed and their clothes matched (a feat within itself with my daughter, Jayden). She would find my misplaced keys, books, homework or all the above and she even plucked a kid or two out of the bathtub a time or two. She did all this never complaining (maybe under her breath, but I never heard it)…. and never expecting a thing in return (except for me to carry her unborn child if she couldn’t get pregnant... thank God she did… but I so would have!) She has helped me paint, completely remodel my daughters room, lay hardwood floors, driven me to the ER and even made sure I had my favorite Starbucks white chocolate mocha delivered to the floor on my first day of clinical 4th semester(I was crazy nervous because I was the first one to be team leader). Not to mention she has also been a “fill-in” parent for my kids soccer/ballet/school orientation when a “real” parent was unavailable.

Needless to say, Mary has been a great friend over the last couple of years, so I want to return the favor by throwing her a super awesome baby shower. This is why I am writing to you. I am a silent stalker on Mary’s blog page, so I know how much support and encouragement you provide her and I can see how much you all care about her. She would be thrilled if you could all be a part of this special time in her life. I am having her baby shower on December 12th, so if you would like to send a small gift, donate a couple dollars towards a bigger gift (stroller, car seats etc) or even just send a card with some words of encouragement… (she is having twins… and boys at that) then please email me at vrittle@gmail.com and I will send you my address. I promise I will post tons of pictures after her baby shower. Mary is truly blessed to have friends like you.

Thank you,


Jessica G. said...

If I lived close by, I would insist on doing her baby shower cake...since I don't, I'll email you. :)

Grandma Arnold said...


Please email me Pittmanlady@verizon.net with some ideas.


blueviolet said...

I love her! I remember her posting about doing all kinds of household fixing up with a friend. That must have been you.

I'll email you.

Wendyburd1 said...

That is so sweet, I only read a few posts in the last week, in a head on collision and you makinf me cry

Queenie Jeannie said...

Email sent!