I love to bake. I try to bake at least once a week, but today was all day baking. First of all, today is a very special day! My baby boy, Adam, turns 23!!! (yes, I realize how old I am.) He requested a new cake for me to bake – a red velvet cake. I just pulled two very red cakes out of the oven. (We will not celebrate till tomorrow, so I will frost tomorrow, but am still not sure what kind of frosting – do you have a suggestion? a favorite one?) More on birthday boy in a minute.
Tomorrow morning, I am blessed to help give a bridal shower for a very special girl – a daughter of one of my very best friends on the planet. I’ve so been looking forward to this! So, today I also baked a batch of brownies, a blueberry cake, and these cute little baby cupcakes – so adorable – strawberry cake, from scratch, with fluffy strawberry icing. That’s right. Good stuff. As I began my day, imagine my delight to discover that my water had been shut off! We have construction occurring on our street, and it’s been challenging, for sure. I visited with our friend, mr. construction dude, and he assured me the water would be back on soon. It took about 3 hours till it was back on, then the bake-a-thon began! I had so much fun. Seriously. And I think, finally, we are all ready for the shower.
Now, for the birthday boy! Adam – you have made your parents so very proud! Ohmygosh, how blessed we are that you arrived 23 years ago! What a big year you have had – about to graduate (look for another post in the near future), engaged to be married, and already have a job waiting for you. This is a very pivotal year, for sure. I thank God for you – and ask Him to continue to lead you, and give you wisdom and discernment for the year ahead. I pray His presence in your life, son, each day, and that you prioritize Him first in your life, and in your day. Love Him dearly, and love others well. You have much to look forward to, and I know it will be such an wonderful adventure. Happy happy birthday! I look forward to seeing all that God has in store for you!
“No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Corinthians 2:9
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