Today we were able to get together with most of the family to celebrate my mom’s upcoming 91st birthday. We gathered at the house for a bit for snacks and gifts. My mom received a box of hand dipped and decorated cookies, a puzzle made with family photos, and a tumbler that my daughter-in-law made with pictures of mom’s orchids. Then we went to my mom’s favorite German restaurant and had a great time. When we talked about it and made the reservations, she said she was sad she hadn’t seen the German musicians there for such a long time. So, we got it set up for the accordion player to come. She was amazing and truly made the party special. She played songs that my mother knew and encouraged her to sing along. Everyone had fun with the Chicken Dance and singing Edelweiss. The food was a delicious treat with black forest cake for dessert. On the way home she said it was the best birthday party she ever had. With tears in her eyes, she remembered how wonderful it was when she was young and would bring her accordion to friends’ houses for sing alongs. It was a blessing that this celebration went so well and that it was such a good day for my mom.
I Found God today celebrating my mom’s upcoming birthday.