Rainbow cake means it’s time to go back to school!
I can’t believe it but school starts tomorrow for my two older kids. The summer went by too quickly and it’s already time to prep lunches, wake up at the crack of dawn and assist with homework. After my youngest starts attending her half day program later this month, I will have a few hours to myself every morning. Hallelujah! I am definitely looking forward to that as I have a lot planned in terms of work and blogging. To welcome the school year, I baked our traditional rainbow cake.
The last few days were a whirlwind after returning from our last family vacation with friends. Upon coming back home, I received devastating news that one of my best friends who also happens to live in my neighborhood got diagnosed with breast cancer. To say it was a shock is an understatement. We are still processing it and are waiting to find more information. Since finding out, we have been praying, crying and just walking alongside her. This is also a note to say just how important it is for all of us women to make sure that we have frequent check ups and make sure to examine our own bodies. She noticed a lump and got it checked immediately. If you have a chance, please lift a prayer for her. She is a fighter and I’m so proud of how she has been handling everything given the circumstance. We’re praying that it was caught in the early stage.
We still managed to fit in our yearly tradition tonight of eating rainbow cake tonight with our neighborhood friends and celebrating the start to a new school year. When going through painful struggles and experiencing hardships, it’s these types of gatherings that have even greater meaning to me. There is a depth to having these traditions because they are centered around community. I’m so thankful for this community because I believe that’s what it truly means to do life together.
I wrote a post last year on how to make this rainbow cake so you can still find that here. It’s such a fun cake to make and the kids love it because it’s super colorful and something as simple as sprinkles always seems to take it up a notch. For this particular tradition, we pray over our kids and hold onto the truth that God will do great things through them in the new year. Afterwards, we let them play after filling their bellies with cake and ice cream. It’s the final hoorah before we say good-bye to summer and hello to a new school year.
After going to bed late all summer, it was a nice change to put them to bed early. I actually had time to write up this post. I hope you all had or are still having a wonderful summer. It went fast but I’m ready to hunker down and go back to having some sort of regular schedule in the Min household.
As always, thanks so much for reading and for your prayers, friends.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14