I have been so overwhelmed to see how much people adore Mary Selwyn. Our friends from church absolutely eat her up. Our friends Jeremy and Lindsey have even offered to adopt her. Brad and Maile would be willing to take her on too if she ever learned to sleep. I realize that is not a serious offer but I appreciate them thinking that highly of her. We have come to depend on Mitzi and Lori to scoop her up for any long period of time and they are the best babysitters.
What really made me think about all this was the church picnic on Sunday. As soon as we got there someone grabbed her from us and we didn't touch her again until we were leaving. She was passed around amongst the whole church family and she sat on various laps the whole time. Oh and she definitely ate something off of every plate at the picnic. I'm pretty sure she was stuffed and Shay and I got to eat in peace. That has happened very few times in the last 10 months. It was so fun to watch other people enjoy our baby as much as we do.
I know I have said this before but God has truly blessed us with the most wonderful friends here in Dothan. This was just another reminder. They are so good to us and so good to Mary Selwyn. I don't know why I am so surprised by the love they have for her. I mean I love my friends children like they are my own too and would do anything in the world for them. I guess I just didn't anticipate how the way they love her would make me feel. My heart just swells to know they care for her so much. As you can tell, I can't even put it into words really. I'm extremely thankful for the blessing of our friends. I know they do not limit their love and adoration to just Mary Selwyn but they sure know how to make us feel special!