If there is one thing I love, it has to be baby showers. I enjoy picking out little outfits, blankets, and accessories for babies on the way. I also love the excitement a baby shower brings for the new mom – and for all those attending who can “ooh” and “aah” over each gift.
I have been very fortunate to have a few showers during my pregnancy. God has been so gracious to provide for our little one through our friends and family. To say I am blessed is an understatement. Though I am grateful for each and every gift, there has been one present that stands out from the rest.
At a family shower, I was given a simple white box from my aunt. Inside this box were 21 candles, each wrapped in a piece of paper with a ribbon tied around it. Of the 21 candles, one was silver and the rest were varying shades of pink. Included in this box was also a note from my aunt that read,
“This box contains 21 candles, each attached with a specific prayer for your precious little girl. Each year, when you put candles on her birthday cake, read the prayer from the prayer candle and place the candle on her cake. The candles are in no particular order. I believe God will know the prayer that needs to be heard for that year and will guide its placement. P.S. The silver one is for her 1st birthday.”
I can’t tell you what the prayer cards say for each year, mainly because I haven’t read them yet. This has to be one of the most heartfelt gifts I have received – and one that is a testament to the faith of our family.
I’m not sure where my aunt got this idea from, but I can say I will look forward to opening each one with anticipation as a new year rolls around for our little girl.
What was your favorite baby shower gift?
Becky Suggs and her husband, Robert, live in the mountains of Glorieta, New Mexico, with their pug, Sadie. They are expecting their first child in April. In her spare time, you can find Becky reading, enjoying the great outdoors, filling in squares to the latest crossword puzzle, and spending time with family. She has a passion for both kids and camping ministries.