|The easiest birthday cake I've ever made!|
Earlier this week, it was Kieran's birthday. In my mind, I was thinking about the party that Kieran wasn't going to have with all his friends from back home. He has really missed those friendships. But guess what? God knew. My details were a part of HIS big picture. The day before Kieran's birthday, we went to pick him up from school and this precious little boy Carlo stuck his head out of the classroom window and said (in Spanish), "Hey, are you bringing something to school tomorrow for Kieran's birthday party?" Kris and I just looked at each other with blank expressions. We hadn't really thought about bringing something to school. Kieran's teacher is pretty strict and we really didn't think that was an option. I looked at Kris and said, "maybe we should ask." So, Kris asked Kieran's teacher who sent us to the school director for permission. After all the proper approvals, Kieran's teacher said, "Great. I'll tell all the parents not to send lunch tomorrow." Lunch?? What?? I was thinking some cupcakes or a little snack. Oh no, parties are serious events here. So, thanks to the advise of another mother, we decided to bring hotdogs, chips, apple slices, drinks, and ice cream.
|Kieran's new friends at school|
|Enjoying his birthday lunch at school|
While I was sitting around worrying about the details, God was putting together the pieces. While I was trying to fix the problem, God was turning my problem into His solution. Thank you, God, for loving our children and for knowing the big picture for their lives. What a mighty God we serve!
|Kieran and his teacher|