Micah’s First Birthday

I decided to make cupcakes instead of buying them like we normally do. They’re not the prettiest things I’ve ever seen, but boy, were they good! My hubby liked them too because making them saved us about 60 dollars. I’m not going to lie, they were yellow box cake. But my mom gave me the recipe to the best ever lemon icing:

Cream 1/4 cup softened butter with 2 cups of powered sugar. Scrap the sides of the bowl and then add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Mix again. Makes enough icing for 12 cupcakes. Seriously it’s the best icing you’ll ever have!

And while I’m sharing recipes, you can never go wrong with Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice, and Sprite.

But that’s just the thing. I had all of this pressure on making his first birthday perfect. We look at our Facebook and Instagram feeds and feel inadequate and start the compare thing. But WE are the ones that put pressure on ourselves.

They are the ones that mattered.

Micah’s sugar dropped really low right in the middle of the party. So we rushed to get a cupcake in front of him. And everyone stared knowing that this kid eats NOTHING by mouth. A few months ago, he wouldn’t even let you touch the area around his mouth because of his severe oral aversion.

Then he did this.

And the Father reminded us all again that He is faithful and His ways are perfect. What HE says about Micah, is what matters. We were honored to celebrate Micah yesterday. But really we were celebrating a very faithful Father who has carried us through a year of hard, really really hard. And today we are up on the mountain top shouting of His goodness and thanking Him that He brings beauty from ashes.