Semester 12 Thanks YOU!

shower2We had the most beautiful baby shower a few weeks ago honoring 62 girls that chose life. God rained down his blessings as all these young mommas opened thousands of gifts at Gateway Church in Fort Worth, TX. To be able to be a part of something so big and beautiful is life-changing. It gets better and better every semester and I just want to thank everyone involved – all the leaders, photographers, bakers, Gateway Single Families, Tech Team, Food team, all the decorators, the gift managers and of course all the givers. It takes a lot of people to make an event like this happen and it somehow always comes together so seamlessly!

Below are all the thank you’s from the girls that were blessed at the shower. If you adopted a girl, look for hers or just read through them all (not all Grand Prairie and N. Fort Worth thank you’s are posted). 

Thank you so much for all your love and blessings! It was a great night and I had lots of fun! I hope God blesses everyone involved as much and more than ya’ll have blessed me! Thank you, thank you, thank you! – Sarah S. {SLK}

Thank you for pouring out such blessings upon my baby and I. To not even know me and give so much love, is truly an act of God. I’m glad your going to be a part of our lives and I thank God for sending such amazing people into my life. God knows I needed you. – Abby E. {SLK}

Thank you so much for the baby stuff I appreciate it. And thank you for taking time out to think of me. I love the baby stuff and it will really come in handy. – Ali (SLK)

I appreciate the thoughtfulness and your giving souls. I am now 35 weeks and Ledger now has everything he will need.  I appreciate you both and your kind hearts. Without you two, I’d still be a bit stir crazy about everything. I am thankful there are special people like you who will still give and think of others. You are two very special women who I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. Love you both and thank you so very much. – Ashley and Ledger L. {SLK}

I just want to say thank you for everything you guys have given for me. Also for taking the shower1time out of your day for me to love on me, to pray for me and just being there even though the only thing you really knew about me was my name. I couldn’t thank you guys enough. Love, Logan L. {SLK}

Michelle what a blessing you are. Thank you so much for an amazing day! The beautiful gifts you and your family gave to my little Abigail has been so extremely helpful and useful. I send so much love your way and will never forget the generosity that came straight from your heart into our home. I’m so thankful for you and my Embrace Grace mamas and love you so very much! Y’all are so beautiful, spiritual, and wonderful. You guys bring so much light and love in my life. My happiness jar is completely full. I’m such a happy mommy! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It melts my heart. Xoxoxo! Love, Shelby and baby Abigail {SLK}

I just wanted to tell you ladies how unbelievably blessed I am to have met ya’ll. I can not thank you enough for all the wonderful gifts for both Brantley and I. We had so much fun. We appreciate the time and effort put into our special baby shower. Brantley loves all his new toys! 🙂 Again thank you so much! James 1:17 – Love, Brantley and Ariel {SLK}

Thank ya’ll beautiful men and women that made the shower so amazing. I could not have been more blessed than to have all of the beautiful and precious people like y’all in my life and supporting me with prayers and the gifts I received. I’m so glad that God has brought you all into my life and given my child such amazing role models as well as myself. And I Thank ya’ll from the bottom of my heart. Love Haley D. and Ella {SLK}

Thank you girls so much! You all have truly blessed me and my baby. I have never had a baby shower, and to have one and receive gifts from people I’ve probably never met is truly the character of God. To be so loving, and generous! I truly appreciate your generosity. It has been such a blessing to be apart of embrace grace. I have learned so much about God, & learned to forgive. Thank you sooooo much for blessing and loving on me and my baby. You girls are awesome!!!! I love you all do much!!!! I am truly blessed to be apart of this group of amazing women! -Lizette {SLK}

Thank you so much for all that you did for me! I wish I hadn’t been so late and that I could have gotten more time to talk to you ladies. When I left the baby shower I was completely overwhelmed with joy. It felt like I was radiating sunshine out of my pores 🙂 I just couldn’t believe that people that didn’t even know me would be so wonderful to me. Again, thank you so much! – love, Heather {SLK}

I can’t thank you and the people of Embrace Grace enough! Brittany, I really enjoyed going to church with you and your husband this last Sunday service. You’re lovely, giving, spirited self will never know how much you changed my world. One day I pray to have a change in my situation to where I could give someone so much like you did for me. One day I will though, but I’ll never give enough. Thank you so much! You’re an angel! Love, Brittany V. {SLK}

shower3To all the lovely ladies that had adopted me and my baby for the Embrace Grace baby shower. I just want you all to know that I am very thankful for all the great things ya’ll got me. To have ya’ll there in my life at this time was great. Thanks for the gifts and prayers. Love always, Doreen P and baby Milania (gracious) {SLK}

Thank you for the amazing baby shower that you made happen for all of us mommies! I am so blessed for the things that I received and for the great time I had. Love, Malleriy {SLK}

Ladies, Thank you so much for all the things you got for my baby. I am beyond blessed you have no idea. I can’t even begin to say thank you enough. It means so much that ya’ll found it in your hearts to bless my baby and I. So thank you so much from Brantley Ryan and I. Lots of love, Ashley B and Brantley {SLK}

I know that I thanked you guys the night of the shower, but I cannot ever thank you two enough for the blessing you guys have been. My son and I both are forever grateful to you for your kindness and love. I wish you both the very best. With love, Shelby M. {SLK}

To all the givers, I and my family want to thank you all for everything that you gave and have done for all the embrace grace girls. I personally couldn’t afford to have another child and I’m continuously praying asking God to get me through physically, financially and emotionally and through you all, He is showing me that I’m not alone. May God continue to bless you and your families in good health and prosperity. Sincerely, Candace J. {SLK}

Thank you so much for all the love and thought that was beautifully placed into the baby shower! I was so blessed to be a part of the amazing event and so blessed with all the love, gifts and smiles. Thank you for your time, efforts, love and money that was so uplifting and comforting to not only me but my baby as well. I couldn’t be more blessed and appreciative for everything Embrace Grace and the supports have done in and through my life. You all are AWESOME! This shower wasn’t only about the gifts but the help, support, and love that people have for girls that have unplanned pregnancies. Again, thank you for everything and thank you for all the love and uplifting spirits you send my way! Thank you, xoxo Kayla K {SLK}

I wanted to again thank y’all so much for everything that was given to me by you and your family. It will all be put to good use! I most definitely want to keep in contact and would love for you guys to meet baby Chandler. I have your number and will be keeping you guys updated on what’s going on with my pregnancy and life. You guys have been such a blessing to me and my family and will always be in our hearts! Love, Remi H {SLK}

I just wanted to say thank you for the gifts. It means a lot to me because I came to Texas from Alaska with nothing for her (my baby girl). Knowing that someone cares enough to make a difference in my life without even knowing me. It feels good to be something amazing, to be wanted and not feel like a nuisance around the people around me. Here at Embrace Grace I have learned to be closer with God if I want my life to mean something and if I want my daughters life to mean something. And knowing that someone cares about me and my daughter is truly a blessing. I feel like I finally found the place where God wants me to be, and the reason why I got pregnant. Because of y’all’s generosity I feel loved and wanted and accepted. Thank you for everything…( Especially the swing and bouncy!) Love always, Nalani W {SLK}

Thank you for everything, it was really a blessing. I’m very happy I got to meet y’all. My favorite part was getting to receive all the wonderful gifts. I really hope y’all have wonderful days and I will keep y’all updated. Love, Kori I. {SLK}

I just wanted to say these kind words of appreciation to all the beautiful souls that help and guided me along few months. Not only to mention the most precious events I’ve ever been a part of “Embrace Grace.” Every Monday is so special to me because I get to laugh, cry and get comfort all at the same time. I was having a lot of trouble dealing with changes of life due to unplanned pregnancy. Feeling down, left out, and misunderstood. No family or friends support I just looked for the worst. Then here came along these beautiful souls at Embrace Grace that took me under their wings. Giving me strength, courage, and faith that everything will work as God plans. As I continue to go through these classes the blessings got bigger and bigger. Even the smallest things matter when you’re not used to being loved the way you deserved to be loved. “Unconditionally”… Not once did any one judge my situation, they just listen and prayed for me. Made me feel very special. I got to meet some of the most beautiful people with such huge hearts who just want to shower me with peace and love. As time went on I thought this is so great it couldn’t get any better, and boy was I wrong. Then came this Royalty baby shower that I know it took a lot of hard work, and planning, also a lot of dedication. I am so blessed to have even been a part of such a miracle event. Not only did they shower me with so many gifts, they also shower me with love and I will never ever forget those precious moments. Special thanks to my adopted family Beth Calender, her Mom and friends. Also I want to thank Amy Ford, Jennifer Bellamy, Salina Duffy and everyone else who was a part and helped me and other girls feel so special. I wish I could name everyone but I am not so good with names. I will just say our “Dream Team”… You truly are amazing and I feel overwhelmed with love. Love DeAnna M {SLK}

Brookelynn loves all of her new toys!! Thank you for everything you did to make yesterdayshower4 happen for us. It means more than the world to me. There are numerous nights that I cry myself to sleep because I’m not able to provide everything I wish I could for my daughter but with you guys and all of the support that I have from my family and friends Brookelynn has more than everything she needs right now. You guys have done so much for Brookelynn and I in the little time that yall have known us. Yall are like our second family and we love yall so much. THANK YOU!!! Love Kaitlyn L {SLK}

I just wanted to say thank you, and honestly, a simple thank you is not enough. The help that I have received from you is an indescribable blessing. Thank you so much for your help and care. Jade {SLK}

Thank you so much for all the gifts and the beautiful shower.  I’ve never felt more loved.  I will never be able to express how much this all means to me.  Being shown this kind of love in my situation was something I never expected and it has truly impacted me for the rest of my life.  The love you poured out to me will always be a part of my story. I’m still in awe from the shower.  Everything was so wonderful.  Thank you so much for everything you did. Love, Katelyn F. {SLK}

Ladies, I just want to take a moment to let you all know just how much your precious gifts and heartfelt words meant to me.  I am not usually one to be overwhelmed but as soon as I walked through the doors I was completely overwhelmed, but for once not with sadness and not with worry but with love and happiness.   I will never forget the people who have made me feel so wanted and loved throughout this pregnancy and I will always let Finley know as well how many people loved her before she was even born.  To know that there are people like you ladies who are non-judgmental and fighting for us is the best gift in the world.  Your prayers have helped us in ways I can’t even explain and like I said I will never forget you.  Thank you so much! With Love, Erica W. and Finley {FRISCO}

Driving to the baby shower Embrace Grace had thrown for so many beautiful young momma’s and babies, I was filled to the brim with nervous feelings, excited thoughts and a spark in my heart.  I was so worried and stressed before I found Embrace Grace, or should I say…before God led me here.  I find it the most beautiful thing in the world…a group to support life, spread love, and hope.  This baby shower is pure proof of God’s love for us, using you beautiful women as a vessel, and He fills us all with His light.  I walked into the room with tables upon tables filled with gifts for our precious mommas and beautiful babies.  I was completely drawn aback.  Overwhelmed by the energy and love the entire room emitted.  I felt a spark inside my heart that continued to grow as the night continued.  I sat at the table, labeled with my name, in complete awe, staring at the mountain of gifts you guys had given me.  Each and every one brought tears to my eyes.  By the end of the night, the light emanating from me was almost tangible.  That night was the most beautiful experience I’ve had yet.  Blaize will never forget the love you all have spread into our lives. Thank you so much for your generosity! God bless each and every one of you.  Your blessings have touched our hearts more than you can understand. We will never forget the acts of kindness you all have placed in our lives.  My sincerest thanks! Love, Madeline F. {FRISCO}

The Embrace Grace baby shower was one of the best moments in my life. It was so beautiful. All of the gifts and cards really meant a lot to me. I really loved the swing, high chair, clothes and all of the other gifts I received. It feels amazing to know that people actually care about you. I’ve never been to a baby shower before, but knowing that it was for me made me smile like never before. I love Embrace Grace. It made me become more open. This semester has been so exciting. It was kind of hard meeting everyone, but now I feel like I’ve been knowing everyone for years. They make me feel loved and at home. I really appreciate it all. Thanks to everyone who bought gifts, cards and etc. I really like them. Also thanks to all of the Embrace Grace leaders and mommas. You guys have played a very big part in my life. Without you all my son wouldn’t have anything. I love you guys! With Love, Jennifer T. {FRISCO}

Embrace Grace has been a breath of fresh air for me this semester and has been a day of the week I look forward to!  Words can’t describe how amazing the baby shower was.  I told the women at my table how overwhelmed I was by all the gifts and was shocked to know they were all for me! The women at my table were all so amazing and friendly.  I’m so glad those ladies were there to adopt me.  I felt so “showered” with love!  This whole experience has been life changing and extraordinary how so many women of God can come together and come out of this semester already with lifetime friends with similar experiences.  I am so thankful for all of the love I have been shown by women I hardly knew but have come to love!  Thanks for always showing us unconditional love! Love, Jessica H. {FRISCO}

Thank you for everything you all did for Serenity and I. I will never be able to thank you enough for all the wonderful gifts we received. The car seat and stroller pack was the most amazing gift of all. The clothes were super adorable and she listens to her lullabies as she falls asleep. I’ve already used tons of diapers and wipes and her bath pack smells amazing! Thank you again for everything y’all did. And I’m so grateful that the Lord put it on the heart of every one of you to adopt us. Love always, Elizabeth and Serenity {FRISCO}

Thank you so much for the wonderful baby gifts, love, and support you have showed me. Not only was I surprised, I was stunned by the beautiful atmosphere of love and happiness I was surrounded by. I will never forget this journey in my life. I was welcomed with open arms to join by all the lovely people I was able to meet and share a few things about myself and my love for God. The baby shower was more than I had ever imagined. I was truly blessed to have such caring and thoughtful people who made all this happen. Thank you for always praying for me it truly makes a difference. I hope one day I can be just like you and make a difference in somebody else’s life. Again thank you so much words can’t express My love for you all. Love always, Milica D. {FRISCO}

I absolutely felt overwhelmed by love, affection, and sheer gratefulness.  I’ve honestly never seen a bigger act of love from complete strangers.  It’s definitely motivating and inspiring.  The ladies I met are amazing and such a blessing.  Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. With Love, Meagan M. {FRISCO}

I want to thank you so much!  You have no idea how much you have blessed me and I thank God for Him picking you to do this for me.  Everything you got for me and Drew means so much and it helped my life so much that you did this for us.  I will keep you updated on Drew.  Thank you so much again! With Love, Mickey {FRISCO}

I am very grateful for everything y’all have done for me. I didn’t expect to have this much support, and help. It makes me so happy knowing people care about me, and my baby girl. This whole experience from start to meeting you have changed my life and the way I feel, and think. I will keep in touch. I’m glad God brought people so special into my life when I really need it. I wish I had more people like ya’ll in my life more often. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for making me feel special. Rosa and Zaniyah {GRP}

Thank you so much for coming to my baby shower. I greatly appreciate the gifts that you got for my baby girl. In just a few days my family and I will be able to enjoy her outside my tummy and with your wonderful gifts we will be able to make sure that she has a comfortable environment. I know that Genesis will greatly enjoy the gifts. I look forward to the day when you can meet Genesis. I’m so grateful for your love and support. Ariana S. {GRP}

shower5I want to thank everyone involved in the baby shower for the many blessings and for the happiness you have brought into my life for Shane and myself. It was amazing to feel so much love from so many people who don’t even know who I am and have never met me. Ya’ll just gave out of the pure love that was in your hearts. This is an experience I will never forget and will share with Shane one day. Thank you again and God bless. Audrie B. {GRP}

I thank you all who blessed me the great wonderful and beautiful night on April 4th. I was so touched by everyone and blessed by the ones who love and care for me and my little girl. The way it was set up was wonderful and made me tear up in joy of how you all made it rain with love. Thank you so much I couldn’t ask for anything more than what you guys did for me that night and to all the other blessed moms also. I hope to be a part of next semesters baby shower and make these other girls, to make them feel how I felt on that special night. I’m blessed to have you all in my life. I love you and truly can’t wait to see how all of our lives turn out in the end. Your Embrace Grace girl, Chelsei P. {NFW}

Thank you for everything you got me and Micah! I really appreciate you taking the time out of your day and spending your hard earned money on me, even though you didn’t even know me. It means a lot. Two days after I met you at that baby shower the father of my son left me for his new coworker…. And it really broke me apart. But I have been reading the “Jesus calling” book every day and it really seems to be helping. I find myself relating to a lot of the day by day paragraphs and it makes me smile. I’ve also been writing down my feelings in the journal you got me. I didn’t realize when you gave it to me that that’s what I would end up using it for but it has helped me a lot to document certain things. I’m glad God gave you guys to me and put it on your heart to get me that stuff, because he knew that I would be needing it. Going through this is really hard but the books have made it easier, and I really appreciate them, and you. Thank you very much. From both Micah and I. Please keep us in your prayers. Hollan {NFW}

I just want to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you to all that blessed Mercy and I for the baby shower! She loves her new toys and activities. I never knew how much we were really loved and blessed until the day of the baby shower! God has shown us his love through you all that contribute to our blessings! Thank you again and God bless!  Kyra and Mercy Shiloh {NFW}

Thank you just for even choosing to do something for me.  You don’t understand how much you have blessed me.  Throughout the whole shower I just kept thinking what I did to get all of this.  Thank you for showing me and my family love without even knowing us. Emori, Nyla & Billy {NFW}

I really thank every single person who helped get stuff for my baby girls. I really felt the love from some whom I don’t even know. Everything was beautiful and I am so thankful for everything! My girls appreciate it all. Raidyn {NFW}

Thank you so so much for blessing me and my daughter with so many thoughtful precious very much needed gifts at the baby shower. When I arrived and saw all the presents and love I thought what did I do to deserve all this. It really touched my heart to see the works of God. You guys are truly amazing to show that much love and support to someone you’ve never met. I am so so blessed. Being a part of Embrace Grace has meant so much to me, it was the one time a week where I could have fellowship and embrace my pregnancy with spiritual amazing women. It has truly been my lamp in the dark thru out my entire pregnancy. April, Christy, Brandi & Jennifer are amazing women and leaders and I am so blessed to be a part of the Embrace Grace group. I’ve learned so much not only about myself but what God has in store for me as a new mom. Thank you guys for showing me all of God’s work and love for me and my daughter. You guys are amazing I love you God. Bless you guys. Amor H. {NFW}


One thought on “Semester 12 Thanks YOU!

  1. We are the ones who were blessed, to be able to show you the love of Jesus, and to share with you His grace….and we have loved praying for you and your babies, and will continue to pray,! Those little miracles will be some of the biggest blessings in your lives. Raise them up with the gentleness of Jesus, living in the Holy Spirit, and love them with the agape Love of our Powerful and amazing God.. Thank you for the opportunity to love and serve. You are precious! Diane Robertson

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