When your name is going to be Catherine Tyler (“Catie Tyler”) you really don’t need a catchy title. Catie Tyler does just fine all by itself. Lucky girl.
This weekend we showered my best friend Courtney with gifts for her baby girl that is growing each day and kicking away with a scheduled arrival day of Thanksgiving (could it be any more fitting?). When you have slack girlfriends like “Coco” you abandon the baby games (like tasting baby food in a diaper to guess the flavor or estimating the size of Mama’s belly with toilet paper- no thank you!). Instead of pink punch, we drank Rosé. Exchanged games for gab. Every girlfriend’s perfect evening.
Dessert? Now we weren’t about to give that up. Catie Tyler needed those pink and white petit fours- she’s a growing baby after all.
I’ve heard it said that every Mom needs a daughter. In an effort to be fair to Moms of all boys, I am not sure that is entirely true. My boy is mighty sweet. But, I must say, there is something unexplain-ably (I know Mom, that’s not a real word) amazing about having a baby girl. Especially when that baby girl begins to grow into a little girl with bows and eyelet socks and endless chatting. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, she becomes more like a young lady than a little girl- and you realize she has opinions, dreams, and oh so much love and kindness in her heart. She wears your size shoe and next thing you know her hands fit perfectly over yours.
The fun that this sweet friend is going to have with her little girl. One of life’s complete full circle experience.
Buckle up Aunt Coco, because you are about to have one of the best rides of your life!