Babies Give Me Goosebumps

Seeing a childhood friend’s baby for the first time gives me goose bumps, and I don’t mean in the ushy gushy type of way when most see a baby. It’s hard to explain, but I will do my best.

At 25 years old I am starting to see some of my truest friends starting their own journey as new parents. It’s interesting watching them shift their lives into a more mature, a more loving, and conscious creature of the universe. I mean for god sakes, they are raising a human being!

I mean…we were once the kiddos who were running around as little tyrants. At birthday parties, school dances, and the neighborhood playgrounds. We had made those childhood memories last. Some stories stuck more than others, but what I do mostly remember was laughing about everything with my friends and the young ones around us.

Life is too short. I know that is the most over used cliche of all cliches, but its still damn near the truest one. When I am watching my childhood friends raise the people they love most in this life, it shows the truest person they are in those moments. These children will turn into an individual of their own, who will soon be playing with their childhood best friends at their birthday parties, their school dances and their neighborhood playgrounds…. Life just seems SO SHORT. How did I get here already?

“Our parents deserve our honor and respect for giving us life itself. Beyond this they almost always made countless sacrifices as they cared for and nurtured us through our infancy and childhood, provided us with the necessities of life, and nursed us through physical illnesses and emotional stresses of growing up” – Ezra Taft Benso

Baby Shower In 24 Hours

I have never been to a baby shower up until now in my life. I pretty much know nothing about children, and how one celebrates the new life that would be coming into our world. When my friend Natashia needed help, I was there to offer my assistance in anything I could for this baby shower.

Natashia has a heart of gold. How do I know this?

1. In the short amount of time we have known each other, she has probably saved my life more than 3 times. She has driven 2 hours to come save me when my car died, she has given me a place to sleep when I didn't have a roof over my head, and countless times has bought me bagel after bagel.

2. In desperate times of need, she is the most reliable to those that matter to her. Thus, her participation in creating and throwing a baby shower, in the few weeks she had to prepare for this, PLUS a trip out of the country.

So when I saw she needed help, I just had to do something. The both of us ran around an unfamiliar household throwing a baby shower for someone that needed one. I don’t think we know much about babies, however we do know a thing or two about events.