It was grand!! We have been blessed with such good friends. We are all alike in many ways and all different in many ways, BUT we have one major thing in common-LIFE and the respect of it. Our little gathering turned quickly into about 65 people over for dinner.
The cake was huge and striped green, white, and red for the Mexican Flag.
What was incredible that out of 64 people attending 44 were small children. They all played until they couldn't play anymore. Nobody got hurt and they all played so well together. We watched a brief movie after a couple hours so the adults could grab a bite to eat and visit for a little bit.
I love that our friends love life. Through all the blood, sweat, and tears THEY LOVE LIFE. I wrote to some friends earlier this week that this "sisterhood" of motherhood is what men in the military must feel like. We are fighting a war. A great spiritual war is being waged for our soul and the souls' of our children. We are fighting it together. We are covering each others backs.
Children are such a gift. They are our future. They keep the world new and hopeful. I was listening to Mother Angelica for a brief moment today and she was speaking about each of us and our very being. She said, "God had to purposefully look at you and say 'YOU will be'." Our lives are such a gift.
You are my right hand man! You make these wonderful events possible. Thank you for all your help, cheerfulness, and fun!