This past Saturday we, as aunts, had the honor of hosting a bridal shower for a future niece. It is an exciting time when your kids, nieces and nephews are starting out down the road of that great adventure called marriage. Because of this event and the Easter weekend we had the fun of having out daughter-in-law and the grandkids come and stay at our home for the weekend. Our son, unfortunately, was not able to come due to illness
Our grandson, who is 4 1/2, (he makes sure to tell us about the 1/2) likes to get up early in the morning. Usually when he is around he ends up crawling between grandpa and grandma in bed. That morning we were having a little conversation about what the day would bring. We mentioned he would get to hang out with Grandpa and the two uncles that would be coming that morning. He immediately picked up on the fact that his sister, mom, aunt and grandma would be doing something different. I tried to explain that the ladies would be going to a bridal shower. We tried not to focus on the word shower as that brought on mental images of literally showering the bride with water and that can be a dangerous idea for a small boy! I explained that Kayla was going to be marrying cousin Ross. The response to that, from a 4 1/2 year old boy, was “Ewwwwww!” That perspective still brings a huge smile to my face. I am thinking I should remind him of that in about 12 years.
My perspective on the shower was a little different than my grandson’s view. I found it to be great fun. It was a blessing to connect with each other through fun, games, lunch, gift- giving and prayer.
As an aunt I volunteered to make an egg casserole as we were having a brunch. (That one was kind of a no brainer as I have plenty of eggs on hand.) This is my go-to recipe for gatherings with a brunch menu.
3 cups diced ham
3/4 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
1 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
3 cups milk
12 eggs beaten
42 soda crackers, crumbled
small can mushrooms, drained (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in 9 x 13 pan and refrigerate overnight.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes (till firm)
Children are a gift from the LORD;
they are a reward from him.
Psalm 127:3 NLT