Last night former office mama bear threw a baby shower and dinner party for me. I'm one of those people who hates it when a fuss is made about them. Throw me a party and I'm likely to get embarrassed and say "it's okay, you don't have to do that" but I realized something important - having a "reason" to have a party is only a small part of it. People came from as far as an hour away after work because they hadn't seen each other in over a year, much less as a group!
It should be noted that of the 6 women, each was born in a different country. We represent America in myself, Venezuelan born Chinese, Russian, Colombian, Mexican and Romania at one table. I would never have met this unique mix of women without our shared history and I marvel at the opportunity to spend an evening with such a diverse group of friends.