Mika blows out the candles on her birthday cake as her dad and I look on. Her mom, Coco, took the picture.
This past summer, I had a unique visit with one of my friends from church. While my husband was away on a missions trip, my friend, Coco, and her daughter invited me to go swimming with them at their apartment complex. On that day, it down poured with rain, so we decided just for me to come over for dinner. I offered to bring some chocolate cake that I made the day before. She thought it was a great idea since it was her daughter's birthday and they had been so busy that week and didn't have the cake planned. We had pizza, then her husband came home from work and joined us for a good time. Next thing you know, Coco is taking apart my "almost complete" cake and transforming it into a wonderful creation. She took the biggest piece and placed that on the bottom of the plate, then placed the smaller piece on top. Then, she poured caramel sauce, whipped cream and sprinkles on top. I was amazed! Since that time, I've thought about the things I do for Q and wondered to myself, "Am I making it special? Am I adding that special little touch?"
Some of us may think that we're not as creative as my friend, Coco, but we can always be thinking on how to honor a family member or a friend with something they like. Even if it is just sprinkles, we can sure make them smile.:)