Words can't begin to describe the feeling of knowing your child is having a birthday... and yet you're not with them, not even in the same country as them, and cannot celebrate or see them on their special day.
So in order to stay connected, and to help with those feelings of not doing "something" and letting the kids feel a part of the process, we decided to have a birthday party. We invited some friends and their kids, I looked up some very fun ideas on Pinterest (of course!), and we planned!
Macy's orphanage is called Rainbow of Love. In addition, I found a very fitting saying that spoke volumes to where we are trying to keep our heads in this time of waiting. Combined we created the following invitation and celebration...
Cheesecake covered with frosting and then rainbow Sixlets.
Two layer white polka dot cake with vanilla frosting.
Rainbow trifle! White cake colored purple, blueberries, Green colored cream (mix of white chocolate pudding and cool whip), white cake colored yellow, orange colored cream, and strawberries... YUM!
We had great weather so the kids were able to play outside. It was so special to be able to share this day with some friends who "get it" and who care enough to come and celebrate with us. If my house was bigger I would've invited even more! (I kind of overdid it on the food!!!) We are so blessed to have so many special people in our lives!
Lisa, I think this was such a wonderful way to celebrate your darling Macy's birthday! She is such a lucky girl to have such a loving and fun family to come home to! I know the waiting is hard, but you are making the most of it!
I was just reading this scripture, right before I read your post, Proverbs 16:3.
- ► 2015 (35)
- ► 2014 (23)
- ▼ April (5)
- ► 2012 (160)
- ► 2011 (183)
- ► 2010 (304)
- ► 2009 (167)
- ► 2008 (323)
- ► 2007 (177)
What you should know about HIV
Other Awesome Blogs
• 50 million orphans in Africa
• Every 14 seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS
• 16,000,000 have been orphaned by AIDS
• Every week, AIDS claims as many lives as American fatalities in the Vietnam War
• 854 million people do not have enough to eat
• Malnutrition is associated with the deaths of 5 million children under the age of five
• Every 2 seconds an orphan dies from malnutrition
Hence the title of my blog
Little did I know that the road would be so rocky
Little did I know that the trip would take so long
Little did I know that my heart could hurt so much
Little did I know that God is never wrong
Little did I know that love could be so powerful
Little did I know that a dream so far could go
Little did I know that God would place the right ones
Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow
Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
Little did I know that this day would finally come
Little did I know that four souls would be sent to guide me
Little did I know that they would choose to call me mom
But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
God knew all along that my dream would soon come true
God knew all along that we five should be together
God knew all along that I’d share it all with you