Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Shower of Blessings

Count your blessings by thinking of those whom you love.

A large group of friends and family gathered to bless Erin, the bride-to-be, with needed items for her new home. Since my own bridal shower, many moons ago, was infused with ancient Greek bridal rites thanks to very imaginative friends, I figured that bridal showers originated from ancient dowry customs but, surprisingly, showers are a relatively new phenomenon: the earliest recorded showers were held in American cities in the 1860s and they didn't become customary until the 1930s (according to Wikipedia). The bridal shower seems to be a North American custom that has been transplanted only to Australia. The things you learn!

Today's event was a great success as family worked together to create a lovely event for Erin. We celebrated her upcoming marriage and the ties that marriage creates. Among my blessings is my thoughtful and caring S-I-L, who overflows with love for the family she married into, for better or for worse.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are the BEST sister-in-law ever!!