Virtual Birthday Wishes….

I am baker...the virtual cake I would bake

I have a very special friend who celebrates her birthday today. She is far away. Embraced by her family. Loved by those around her. I wish I could have slipped over and shared a cup of tea with her or one of her fabulous biscuits. We would talk and catch up on kids, share reading material, films, news, ideas and inspiration. We love fabric and design, wool and quilting, making and creating. And seeing our kids do this too. She would remind me of what I used to do with my kids when they were young and we lived in the same patch of suburbia, meeting for a cuppa at 9.30 in the morning to catch Play School and have a 30 minute child free conversation. She would encourage me in many ways – she would build confidence when I feel like I am being a bad mother, a grumpy wife, a neglectful daughter or a tired friend. My friend has been pointing me back to Jesus for years and helping me to continue in my faith. I only hope I have been able to bless her in similar ways.

Acts 14: 22
 22 lstrengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them mto continue in nthe faith, and saying that othrough many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.