Today I had the privilege of creating some cupcakes for a sweet big sister!!! Emery turned 4 years old today and wow, she was such a beautiful princess in her big white gown!! Here mama and aunt made a sweet tea party for her to celebrate her special day!! This is one of those parties however that reminded me how blessed I am to be in a season of life with many many good things going on, and how I need to be more thankful for that...because not everyone is walking that simple road right now.
Everyday we embark on a journey without knowing what tomorrow will bring. Sometimes the Lord has for us hard climbs in life to endure...to strengthen us, to give us empathy for others, to show us what is really important in life, to show His strength and love is sufficient for today, and always to draw us closer to Him.
The "M" family has been called to endure a great climb. Emery's little sister is going through chemo for leukemia...and today, because of a fever, her and her daddy were in the hospital missing her big sister's party. Life may not always seem fair...and it's not supposed to be. But what is amazing is how the light of Jesus shines through this family in good times and in bad. The Lord's great love and strength are always enough to carry us through today...and they are a living testimony to that! My hope is when those challenges come (because they will), the Lord will fill me with unspeakable grace and peace...that He will use me, like He is using the "M" family, to shine His goodness and joy...because He is good...no matter what we go through!
The party was simple, but I wanted Emery to have something beautiful to look at and yummy to eat! Her mama wanted lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, black covers on the cupcakes, pink frosting and white flowers on top...how I did that was up to me! :) I love creative freedom! :) hehe!! I made Emery and her little sister their own special flower pot cupcake because it was Emery's day and because I wanted her little sister to feel so important and special too. Her sister will be enjoying her cupcake in the next day or two when she gets home! :)
The party was perfectly sweet! Happy Birthday Emery!