Good morning friends and truly happy Saturday (or whatever today is) to you. Today’s post will be short, at least I think it will be. Friday rolled around so quickly and I realized I forgot to write my TGI Saturday post this week. I usually try to have it done by Friday morning. Life doesn’t always work that way though.
I had a really busy weekend last week. I hosted a birthday party for my daughter’s 10th birthday and I’d like to briefly share with you how it turned out. Do you remember me sharing with you guys two weeks ago that I was afraid no one was going to come? One of you commented and said, you pray that just the right people came and that is exactly what happened.
My husband and I bought a whole bunch of fun activities for the kids to do at the party like beanie bag toss, ladder toss, a giant badminton set, a giant ball, horseshoe and more. I also bought a bunch a cake decorating stuff, so that my daughter and I could decorate her 4 tiered heart birthday cake the day before the party. She loves to watch shows about cake decorating on tv, so I believed she would appreciate the experience of decorating the cake, more than it just being a surprise. I was right.
The cake decorating didn’t go as planned, because the day before I was planning to decorate the cakes. A friend of our friend, who does cakes for people and have been doing cakes for many years offered to help us with our cake. I was very reluctant to accept her offer at this late juncture. My husband majorly encouraged me to accept her help despite my reservations.
By accepting her help, which I really appreciated by the way, the worked doubled because everything I bought ready made from the store, we didn’t use. Instead, we made buttercream frosting and marshmallow fondant from scratch. The cake became a whole lot less simple in the design than I had planned it my head. We worked on this cake for hours. My daughter loved the experience. What more could I ask for.
Nevertheless, that left a whole heck of alot of work to be done the morning of the party. We had alot of cleaning to do. So much so, that I ran out of time to decorate with the balloons and the happy birthday banner I was planning to put up.
My party guest consisted of three of the five kids from my daughter’s former 4th grade class who RSVP’d and one who didn’t. So four in all. One of which was her best friend, they were all she needed to have a blast. Then as an added bonus, the 4 families I invited from out of State (where we use to live) they all came. So all and all, in turned out just right. Just as it always does when you are a child of God (Romans 8:28).
Speaking of 8:28, tomorrow is my 34th birthday. I have nothing big or small planned. Just quiet celebrations in my spirit. A thankfulness that God has brought me this far. Throughout my life I have struggled with thorns in my flesh (2 Corinthians 12:6-10), and just as the Apostle Paul did, I pleaded with the Lord several times to take them away. I have discovered through the years that His grace really is enough for me. I am here, despite the worry, anxiety and fear. I am here despite the insecurities and overwhelms. The Lord has seen me through 34 years of life, 10 years of parenting and 11 years of marriage. My heart is full of praise. I am thankful for where He has brought me too.
Though I have alot more growing and transforming to do, to become the women of strength, wisdom and virtue I desire to be. I know I have definitely grown lot from where I use to be. I’d like to share with you the songs that are playing in my head, while I’m writing these words. Also come check out some birthday party pics, including one of the cake we made.
Peace, Love and Blessings to you.