My birthday morning started with a special birthday breakfast--I had dough for cinnamon rolls in the frig, and made those up along with bacon, cheesy scrambled eggs, and fresh hot coffee. Yummy! It was worth the effort to have a great breakfast! We ended up eating more like at brunch time, so that was helpful too--we just skipped lunch!
The girls came up with their own ideas for celebrating my birthday. First, they spent at least two hours by themselves in the basement preparing their gifts for me--including several mosaics and a button necklace. Then, Clara Anne convinced the other two that they should all take a shower and get dressed in fancy dresses, with jewelry, lip gloss and all, and even laid out a special dress for me to wear, so that we could have a tea party. That is what we are doing in the picture above. It was lovely and sweet! I was really touched that they wanted to dress up and make such a big deal out of my birthday! Then, they put on a performance for me...Clara Anne played the piano and Chloe sang while Christin danced to "Floating in the Water" (those of you with early piano students in the Hal Leonard method will know that one!).
The plan originally was for me to spend some evening time at a coffeeshop, reflecting on these questions
http://lansingbible.org/newyear.pdf, but we ran out of time and so I spent a little time the next day doing that instead. That evening some friends surprised me with a fun girls' night and made me feel so special! So, all in all, it was a wonderful birthday and I am so thankful for the Lord's blessings to me! I pray that I will use the next year for His glory!