Cupcakes

While Grace was gone the past 5 days, she pinned 77 cupcake recipes on Pinterest.  I think she couldn’t wait to get back into the kitchen.  Lydia was her late night co-conspirator in making these Chocolate Ganache Nutter Butter cupcakes.  She combined three different recipes.  They then ran some over to a couple of friends…which earned a 5 star rating.   She has two different cheesecakes planned for Easter Sunday.

Spice Restaurant

We tried a new restaurant with the kids yesterday. It had yummy south Asian food. 

   

Banana bread x 4

Lydia made a quadruple batch of banana bread today with Ava’s help.  

 

Max quote

“What are those drippy things  coming from your eyes?”

Oh my precious tender Max. This was the first time you noticed. I’m not much of a crier and when I do, it’s usually behind closed doors. Your tender little hug meant the world to me yesterday. 

Yesterday was hard 

To protect my child, I can’t say much, but yesterday was a game changer. 

Parenting a child with deep deep wounds is the HARDEST thing I have ever done. 

There is no turning back and now we have to make choices that I don’t want to do. 

I wish love and prayers were enough to make it better.  

Yesterday didn’t surprise God. And when I really think about it, I’m not surprised either. I just thought we would have more time before it escalated to this behavior. 

I am so weary, but when I am weak, Jesus is my strength. I want him so much more. Not to fix my life or this situation, but to give me strength and wisdom in ways I’ve never had it before. 

God’s grace is meeting me here in the midst of hard. I had a friend sit with me in the ER, countless friends ready and waiting to help and  last night I had no pain in sleeping (from my Lyme’s) and it has been over six months. His mercies are new every morning and I’m going to cling to that. 

I know Jesus is writing a beautiful story and right now I am praying that redemption is the theme for my child. 

Would you pray that too?