A happy happy birthday to my wonderful husband!
The Historian is getting, um, rather historical himself! Today we celebrated his 45th birthday! It is so hard to believe, but time is slipping quickly by. We are still missing our Storyteller, but he called early this morning to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Daddy and send him hugs and kisses over the phone! He is loving being at Poppa and Grammy's and I'm afraid he is going to be totally spoiled with all of that one on one attention by the time he gets home!
The Historian preached today at our church and he did really well. He was in 1 Peter and was reminding us of all we have in Christ and how our thinking determines our actions. He was also reminding us of our status here on earth, as adopted sons and daughters of God, a peculiar people, sojourners, set apart for service. It was a challenging message and he packed a lot of encouragement in to a short period of time. I love to hear him preach the Word since he is really good at digging deeper into the truths of Scripture and making it plainly applicable to our day to day walk with God. I know that preaching is the part of ministry he most misses, so it was good to have him be given this opportunity on his special day!
We enjoyed lunch at Red Lobster with a friend and then a quiet family afternoon, during which time I made a seven layer Chocolate Pie for my dear husband! He couldn't make up his mind between this and German Chocolate Cake yesterday, but I'm glad this was his 'final answer' since it is one of my favorites too! I think we might have gotten our signals crossed since he actually was expecting French Silk Pie, but he's not complaining! For a man who didn't even really like chocolate when we were married 15+ years ago, he has come along way! It's not usually so sloppy looking, but I was in a hurry and didn't let all the layers cool completely before adding the next!
I so wish I could share this recipe with you, but a dear family friend gave it to me years ago, and I promised not to give out the recipe. I've made it for dozens of church functions and never revealed the secrets and while I have read many great cookbooks, I have never come across an identical formulation of ingredients! I won't tell you how absolutely light and wonderful it is, and that way you won't ask for the recipe!
All in all, it was a great day! I hope you all had a lovely day too!