Milton said he had a surprise for me on March 31 and April 7. I was actually very excited about the surprise and had no idea what he was planning. He usually finds amazing restaurants for us to experience so I thought it was either that or he arranged for me to have a massage.
Of course all plans of a surprise were ruined once I entered my new island, also known as the bed. I asked him what the surprise was going to be and he said that my friends were planning a surprise shower for me. Ahh, this made me sad. My college roommate DeShawn was even going to be flying in from Maryland. I guess Baby Turner was trying to attend his own party, but I don’t think he understands that he wasn’t invited!
Well, about an hour after I had my fit about my closet sized room, the door to my room opened and in came my friend Renee with a bunch of baby blue balloons. Shortly after came Tioka with a cake that had a monkey on it. Then Nikki soon followed with her two cute sons. The brought the party to me and I was so happy they did. Not only was it good to see them, eat cake and open gifts – but I was surrounded by three women, each of which has two kids of their own. They are each great mothers in their own unique way and I hope to use a piece of each of them in my own mothering skills.
I am most surprised that Milton was able to keep that secret without me having any clue whatsoever. I am married to a great man and have great friends and for that I am thankful!
The day is finally here! We’ve waited two months to tell the world our joyful news! Our closest family and friends came over for what they thought was a Graduation/Holiday Open House party at our house. Milton was able to wear his Dress Blue uniform and everyone thought he looked dapper. It was great to see everyone sitting around and talking together. New friends quickly became old friends.
The party was from 2-4pm but we told everyone that we had a special graduation presentation at 3:00pm. As 3:00pm rolled around, Milton’s close friend Rob was still driving from out-of-town. We tried to wait for him, but as 3:20 arrived, I became antsy and we decided to go on and spread the news. We (well I) wanted to do something creative so I wrapped a box (that we referred to as his graduation present) and he pulled out a black t-shirt. Everyone could only see the front of it, but didn’t know there was writing on the back. Milton looked excited and said “Oh, you got me a shirt to match yours. Show them your shirt!”
You could hear people start to get curious as I revealed my “Baby Turner” t-shirt and everyone was so excited. Then Milton turned his shirt around and revealed his “Baby Turner’s Daddy” shirt! LOVE IT!
Although we recorded it happening, I realized after watching the video that I never looked at everyone’s expression. The entire time I was watching Milton and smiling. Hooray to finally let the news out and celebrating with everyone. Although I was completely exhausted once everyone left (and the headache returned), I will never forget how awesome of a day today was and how blessed we are to have such amazing and diverse friends and family!