Last Thursday was Nathan's birthday. The day started with a visit to the physical torturist (Thanks Amy for the "name"), and then as soon as we got home Ethan and Tanya were waiting with maple bars for us (and a little cartoon watching time!).
Then, in the evening a bunch of Nathan's friends came by to say "Happy Birthday". They had called me a couple weeks ago and wanted to do something for Nathan's birthday so he would know they hadn't forgotten him. I think there were about 13 in all................
Taryn and Trisha brought some chips, salsa and vegies, and after they dug into that I put out the casserole that had been brought to us for dinner that night. My friend Tammy had made a 9x13 chicken enchilada casserole so I thought I'd put it out and see if anyone would take some and it was GONE in about 5 min. So, then I pulled out some homemade rolls and ham and cheese - GONE! I forget how a herd of boys eat!! I made the traditional Oreo Dessert that we have on birthdays. Here's the family picture minus Randy who was working in Seattle.
Mike and Susan came by too. When Nathan and Taryn were little, Susan and I would walk with the strollers EVERY day in town(oh to have time like that now!!), and we went on a few vacations together. It was so good to catch up with them!!
All in all, it was a good day! My boy celebrated turning 22 and the new beginning that God has in store for him. This momma just teared up every time she thought of it - because as weary as I am at times - I wouldn't change this job for anything right now!!
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to HIS purpose" Rom. 8:28
(I just need to remember that HIS good, is OFTEN different than what I think is good for me - or my children! But God knows - and HE will get the glory!)