Sunday, June 07, 2009
happy birthday ivory! yep--my second child turned 4 on may 25!! she's getting so big! she got 2 barbie dolls--one a tinkerbell and another aurora. she was thrilled! we had an intimate small dinner gathering to celebrate her birthday...it was really sweet. i was able to make this yummy cake for her...which i found in Joy of Cooking...it was an amazing "1-2-3-4 cake"--took 4 bowls to make it, and it was AMAZING! she requested it to be pink, so we just add a little bit of red food coloring to the homemade whipped cream...yum!! we love you ivory!! can't believe how fast she is growing up!
i'm really feeling freed up to just enjoy my children, i'm free to not worry about what all is going on around me, or the world...i spend my day with them and cooking food for them, and it's a happy thing! i'm finally really embracing this calling of "mother"--the other day some of their sin issues came up and i found myself heavy in my heart praying for them to overcome..wow...that's what a mother really does...she prays for her children, even without "praying"--just feeling a heaviness on your heart IS prayer!! wow, that's real! and freeing! what a sweet life and a sweet God we have!