Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Birthday Tea Party

There was a theme to this birthday gathering. A tea Party. Chelsea is the first girl born to this bookworm mother who disdained pink as a young woman and then as the mother of two sons. Enter daughter number one. God must surely have felt that there was a certain someone who needed some rounding out in the femininity department. Pink must be one of Chelsea's favorite colors.Ahem.

Last year was the year of the first nice doll and a carriage. This year Lee and I built a large dollhouse out of scraps. And I found four little teacups in the thrift store, a beautiful fake, pink orchid and used the heart teapot I found as a free yardsale leftover. A friend brought a pink cloth remnant for the tablecloth. We pulled it together although imperfectly.The cake was quite plain,the gifts hastily wrapped and I've gathered no saucers in the short time we've been back in the States, but we had wonderful food, happy friends, the blessing of nice little gifts, songs and creativity.And so together we ushered in Chelsea's Year of Being Four. Four is big.Four can start being Mama's Right Hand Woman. Thank-you Lord for this privilege,however different than me this Four year old is!
The dollhouse. And...Joy.
As mothers we model loving our husbands, loving our children, being good, cheerful keepers at home, and making a haven for family and ministry. May we do our job well.
Celebrate Love!