I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with my emotions this morning. My life has changed so much this past year. I can do everyday tasks so much easier than I ever thought possible. More often than not, I was dependent on others for help. Last night was different. I was given the gift of being able to help another mom.
Winona and Sharon were invited to a birthday pool party last night. I offered my help to the parents and found myself assisting them for the duration of the party. I helped pour soda, pass out the pizza, re-filling the snack dishes, etc.
My mom has always been the person to come help run my daughter's birthday parties because I wasn't able to do much at all to help. I usually had to sit in a chair and watch my mom and Steve do all the running during the parties. I always felt blessed to have planned my girl's parties, but there's just something about actually being able to do the "mom duties"
In March, Winona and Sharon had a combined sleepover, birthday party. I was able to get the pizza ready, run the games and get the kids to bed. Steve helped me quite a bit and my mom didn't need to come at all, because I had faith that I could do what I needed to do.
Birthday parties are a lot of work, but it is worth every bit of it. When we give a child a fun birthday, we are creating memories that will last a lifetime. I have so much to thank God for. I just hope He knows how much I appreciate the life I have been given (even the years with the physical challenges).