Did you know that celebrating children’s birthdays is relatively a recent event in human history!
Welcome dear friend! Today I will be sharing on, you guessed it, some birthday fun our family had recently. So grab yourself a cuppa, a delicious treat & get comfy for our time together.
I have a cup of Strawberry tea with fresh fruit chips for my treat & am relaxing in my recliner after just returning from a walk around our neighborhood.
Which I must admit was a bit of a struggle today with Fibromyalgia flaring but slow & steady won the
race slow paced walk…so all good!
It wasn’t until the 1800s that modern birthday cakes with candles for children came into being…introduced by German Bakers.
Previously, birth day celebrations had revolved around various religious & cultural festivals.
In the last few months our family has celebrated 7 birthdays! I shared the birthday adventure I had with my second born daughter in Tea on the Gold Coast.
Today I would like to share the fun we had for my granddaughter’s recent birthday. You met her in Little Miss L.
Her Mama, my youngest daughter, had organized a little party for Miss L with some of her school friends held at the Zoo for a fun birthday time.
We had such fun watching & waving to the Meerkats which were super cute & tiny! Then we saw the Lemurs which made a huge sudden racket calling out to each other that gave us all quite a fright!
Then wandering over to the majestic lion’s pen, the camels, alligators, koalas, goats, monkeys, reptiles & the hungry red maned wolves…with a great deal of beautiful exotic birds from all over the world to gaze upon.
Little Miss L, her friends, siblings & the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with yummy treats & little birthday cupcakes with candles for her to blow out & loud birthday cheers to finish off the day. Then Little Miss L signed to us,
“Thank you for coming to my birthday party.”
Accompanied with a bashful smile that was so adorably precious. You see our Little Miss L has Apraxia of speech & is non verbal, has severe hearing loss, other
disabilities & medical conditions…so every birthday & milestone are very special.
Blowing out her 9 birthday candles is very exciting for us to see because that’s something she could not do for the first 7 years of her life.
I find the following comforting, Jesus said,
“See that you do not under estimate even one of these little ones, for I tell you that their personal Angels are always looking upon the face of My Father in Heaven.”
To know that my children & grandchildren have their own Angels with them always, who take their instructions directly from God, is very encouraging indeed!
And I also love how Jesus expressed His joy & love for all children saying,
“Let the children come to Me; do not hinder them for to such belongs the Kingdom of God.”
What a beautiful picture of the Creator God’s love & care for the most vulnerable in our society.
Until next time,
Jennifer is a published author, more in The Book Nook
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