Operation Shower is about Love: Providing a glorious baby shower for military moms-to-be while their spouses are deployed…a shower that leaves them feeling loved. Surround them by so much goodness and light that they can’t help but feel, even though many of them do not have family close by, that they have just experienced a giant hug.
Operation Shower is about Connecting: Connect these moms with other moms who are experiencing the same ups and downs, not only of motherhood (many of them for the first time), but the special circumstances that surround becoming a mom while your spouse is away or will leave soon after your little one enters the world. What a gift it is to see how many of these women find new friendships in each other after attending a shower.
Operation Shower is about saying Thank You: The showers are intended to spoil the moms, to provide them with the baby shower they might not experience any other way, but also, as a way of saying ‘thank you’. Thank you for the sacrifice of your family, for the work here at home while your spouses are away.
Operation Shower is about offering Support: The showers support the families not only emotionally with love and connection, but with many of the items they need as they bring a new baby in to the world….. from blankets to onesies, from strollers to cribs to surprise gifts for mom. What a treasure for a deployed dad to know that his wife, the mother of his baby, is being loved and supported while he is away. So many of the families visit Operation Shower’s Facebook page to share pictures when dad comes home (sometimes seeing his baby for the first time).
For a glimpse into the Love, Connection, Thanks and Support offered at each shower…take a look at this video created just weeks ago at the All Star Baby Shower at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Thank you to my friends at Pounds Media for donating their time to be there and capture it all.