For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
BIRTHDAYS are celebrated by those who love you. Today is Willow's 9th birthday. She was excited to get chocolate chip pancakes at her mommy's house and stepdad. Then coming to her daddy's tonight and her step mom to celebrate with a four layer cake. She also has online school this morning and they are going to sing happy birthday to her and surprise her. It will be a great day for everyone celebrating such an amazing little girl.
Willow, had her first drive by birthday parade of cars yesterday. Cars filled with those who care about her, celebrate her and honking happened. It was so fun and I was able to see her face light up as cars drove up. The first car was the Salaiz family and the kids were excited they were getting ice cream from Willow. Her children's pastor Stacy Marks and her family was one of the first in line. They actually drove through twice for the excitement. The list goes on with people who came and even brought their dogs. We saw Darlene, Andrew, Heather with Murphy who is a cute dog. I actually call Murphy my neighbor. Animals so become family too. Willow had about 50 people and that was so great to see her so happy.
Jeremiah 29:11 A plan, A promise and A future!
My husband (Terry) and I were talking last night about the parade of cars. People drove from Napa to see her and made it fun. Terry mentioned how you can really tell who cares and makes such an effort to make a little girl smile. Willow asked me if certain people knew about her parade and I told her yes, but they couldn't come. She got some pretty cool gifts this year for her birthday. Her mommy even got her a iPhone, she got the doll she wanted from Grandma Kim, I got her a baby stroller and more to come from her daddy, grandparents and aunties.
I want to point us to the celebration of life.
Psalm 139:13-18 English Standard Version (ESV)13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
Each day we have a choice how to live this day. Yes, we are in a shelter of life place right now in California and many other states. Life has certainly changed. But we can make the best of this day and do what we can. We might not have a room filled with people on our birthdays, but we can have a drive by celebration and people know how important that is. My church is doing a online service on Sundays and it makes me fill more connected. We have a small group of friends from church who join in on Zoom and it's so great to connect. I choose to celebrate life daily and be grateful for what we can do. The weather is nice enough to take a walk and share time with face time, Facebook, texting, or calls.
All is well with my soul
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day and speak words of life to yourself plus others. Happy Birthday 9th Birthday Willow and know that Grammie is proud of you and loves you.