My baby shower made me so happy. My sisters are some of my best friends so having them celebrate in the pre-birth of our new baby was a joy! Both Dereck’s and my side of the family were able to come together, which was important and special to the both of us since not all of them had previously met before.

It reminded me of how important the bond between family is, and that no matter our past opinions or disputes with one another, we always want our children to have a healthy and happy relationship with both sides of our family.


We want our son to grow up knowing how important family is, and how important it is to love and forgive. The only way we know how is to lead by example and let go of past hiccups that have divided us in the past. Seeing everyone seated at one table was really a blessing—what a special day and a special way to celebrate the life that awaits!




Posted by:Laila Ann Johnson

Love for all, hatred for none | Published Author | Female Empowerment Coach | Creator of "The Warrior of Love" Podcast