Friday, October 29, 2010
Mikayla has a birthday tomorrow. It is a most special day. You see, it is the day she goes from a little girl, to a young woman. This is her 12th birthday. Mikayla is an amazing young woman. She is helpful to others, she loves babies, she loves people, she loves to dance, she loves to play piano, and she loves to play the cello. She has a heart as big as the whole outdoors.
Today was the day that she could take a treat to school for her birthday. She wanted to make something special. She wanted to make cupcakes. She wanted to make Halloween cupcakes. So, I went to the store a couple of days ago and bought all of the things to make spider cupcakes. But, when she saw all the things we bought, the little artist in her came out to play.
Needless to say, we did not have just one type of cupcake. Instead, we had 24 totally unique, (and in Kayla's words) really cool cupcakes. Her big sister helped her cook, frost and decorate all the cupcakes. The three of us were up "playing" until 11:00pm to make this day something she would remember. I hope you enjoy our artwork.
To me, the most joyful part of my world is my family. They are what lift me up and the give me the strength to carry on. They let me teach them, and they also teach me. They make me laugh and remind me that I can have fun. Life is not all serious. Being a mother is one of the most rewarding and difficult things I have ever done. But watching them grow into beautiful young men and women is what makes it so worth while.
Happy Birthday Mikayla. I love you more than words could ever tell.