Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Favorite Cake

It has been a long time since I have written here. I have thought about it, but don't want to just write to read my own writing.

I want to SAY something.

Don't get me wrong, plenty has been going on in our lives. School, work, projects, church...just...everyday...stuff.

However, it's the "stuff" that life is made of, don't you think?
I mean, it is the mundane, every day things that compiles what our lives consist of. Yet, when it's all said & done, we won't remember that we had spaghetti on Monday, and one of the kids spilled the tea, and we had to stop everything & get the mop. That sounds very trivial, doesn't it? But, it's life. And, I don't know about you, but I don't really care if I remember an incident like that.

There are small things, though, that I stop & think, "I sure hope I remember this in years to come."

Most of the time, I don't.

For instance, I have the memory of "consciously" making a memory (LOL). It was during one of the countless middle-of-the-night feedings with one of my babies. I was just sitting in the quietness of the house, with the wonderful bundle that God blessed us with. I remember thinking, "I want to remember the smell of this baby (I can't even remember WHICH one!). I want to remember the sweet little coos, the breathing...everything." I do remember that I wanted to remember, but I don't.

In some ways, that makes me sad.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a "sensory rewind button"?

If I could, I would go back to my wedding day & re-experience the feeling of walking down the aisle on my Daddy's arm, feeling like a princess with eyes only for my prince charming. I would re-live the feeling I had when I saw my first "+" on a pregnancy test. Oh, to re-experience the wonderful feeling when the children who have given their hearts to the Lord did so. I really could go on & on.

It's all of these things, big & small, that make up our lives.

The moments.

Yes, most of them are dull, filled with laundry, grocery lists, drives to the dry cleaners or dentist appointments, but even those are good. I have to say, that, when I think over my life so far, I feel immensely blessed.

Forrest Gump said, "Life is like a box of chocolates...".

I say, "Life is like a layer cake."

There are all sorts of things you can put into a cake, many of which, if tasted alone, are quite awful!

Some of them are....OK.


There is the ingredient that makes the cake grow and not be flat.

There is an element of moisture, so as not to be too dry or boring.

Sometimes, there are even strange ingredients like: carrots or zucchini or even salt. Not your normal "cake" fare, maybe you wouldn't even eat the cake if you knew those things were in it. But, they add something extra to the cake that wouldn't have been there otherwise.

Then, of course, there are the tantalizing ingredients. The sweet, the savory.

A layer cake has a filling, something that holds it all together. What is filling you? What holds your cake (life) together?

I love cake, don't you? :D

1 comment:

  1. Boy was this a great read...Totally needed this today..Thank you so much for posting this and for referring me to read it.