Noelle, my littlest pixie, had her birthday. For me, the hardest birthdays each year are Amie’s and Noelle’s. Amie’s because she’s my oldest and I have a hard time realizing I have a child as old as she is and Noelle because I don’t like having my youngest one grow up so quickly.
We haven’t had our family celebration for her yet. She has to wait a day for that because Wednesdays are full in the evenings and Jeremy works during the day. She was a bit impatient about celebrating and wanted Daddy to come home as soon as the cake was done so she could have her birthday dinner… at 10 am. *laugh* I got her to settle down and explained why I didn’t think we would have the actual celebration on her birthday and by the time it was time to have dinner, she was ok with it. She has the meal picked out for her birthday celebration dinner which will be served on penguin plates. I made chocolate cake and bought some vanilla ice cream (including some soy ice cream for James) and her presents are waiting patiently in my closet for the time of revealing. We also have some cookies we made for her to give to the other kids in the Children’s choir at church and to her dance and tumbling class. I can’t wait to see how she reacts to her presents. I got her a Tinkerbell doll, a Tinkerbell book, and a cooking apron which has nothing to do with Tinkerbell, but I think she’ll like to use it when she helps me bake goodies. Yes, I’ll try and make sure to take pictures.
Now… for a few other things…
Today was the last Wednesday that I will be doing Children’s choir. They have a special they are doing on Sunday for our Christmas church program. They have a puppet performance to “Light of the Stable” by Selah. The teens crowded into the doorway while we were trying to practice today to watch the younger kids. Then I overheard them when they went upstairs telling the adults how fun the little kids’ choir is and that the adults will love what the young ones have prepared for church. I hope I made the choir fun, but also taught them a lot about performing for God in the process as well. I always stressed that if we are going to do something for God’s glory than we ought to give our best and if we don’t give our best in practice than we won’t be able to give our best when we do the actual performance. Do they think that God is pleased if we don’t give Him our best? Whenever I asked that, I got a few kids who would grumble a little, but they always did better afterwards. We had our bad days where practices didn’t go well even when we tried our best, but that is part of life and we were able to shrug off those days and come back determined to do better next time. I’m proud of those kids. Now, it’s time for me to take a break though. I need it badly.
I would like my prayer warriors to join me for one of Jeremy’s co-workers and her husband. They are in need of prayer for health issues… for both of them. I have met them and they are a very sweet young Christian couple. I appreciate the prayers you all have for all of the requests I put up. I don’t know how many warriors I have praying out there, but I know there are enough strong faithful ones. You all are awesome.