Thursday, December 21, 2006

Baking Day

There was flour, sugar, butter, and more, spread out all over the kitchen today. It was baking day. It is always amazing to me how many delicious ways there are to pack on the pounds at Christmas! And Katy is doing her share. After baking, she settled at the table with raspberry chocolate milk served piping hot with a cookie and other snacks. That was only an hour ago and she just asked what we are having for dinner. We are so happy for her. Words really can’t express how great is is to see Katy enjoying food again.

We are working on a few more things this evening to be ready for our family Christmas. Tomorrow night we will have our parents and family gather here for dinner, music, laughter, good conversation, and dessert. I feel like a kid at heart. I’ve been telling Katy stories from my childhood as we cook and clean and it has been a great time for both of us. I was telling her about a time when I was about four years old and singing in church with the rest of the congregation. Girls always remember what they were wearing and I was wearing a puffy dress and those fold-over white socks with lace at the top. I also had those little black shoes that squeaked when you rub them together. So there I was, singing at the top of my lungs, “Oh what joy fills my soul I can see pillows roll!” Well if you know the hymn the words are, “Oh what joy fills my soul, like the sea billows roll.” That was one of my favorite songs, so I really belted it out. Somewhere along my journey I learned to read and discovered I had been singing the wrong words. But hey, joy is like that, you just can’t contain it. It sweeps over your heart and soul and you just want to sing out. It isn’t so much the words, it’s the feeling that your soul is filled with music, laughter, and joy, and it is looking for a way to express itself. Katy is here at home, her body is recovering, and we’re finding ways to express that joy. Tomorrow night, Lord willing, we will be doing just that.

Comments:
  1. Julie Wensley Says:

    I love baking, especially at Christmas! The smell of cinnamon and nutmeg - Ummmm! I am so thankful that Katy is not only home and not only eating, but really enjoying eating and able to be involved in all the fun activities. Can you imagine being in the hospital right now? No never mind, don\’t do that. Just continue to enjoy every minute as you are now. We love you!

    ~Aunt Julie

  2. Danae Says:

    Can you make me some raspbery choccolate milk, please! It sounds delicious!!

  3. The Williams Family Says:

    Hey Katy!!! I wanted to let you know I got your sweet invitation for the Jane Austen movie night. She is an absolute favorite of mine. You were so thoughtful to think of me. I am looking forward to Tuesday with great expectation! I hope you and your dear family have a blessed Christmas. We all have so much to be thankful for this year. Merry Christmas! ~Love, Effie

  4. Doris Harriff Says:

    Mike and I are baking today; I just made a batch of cookies, and since I brought home some reduced-for-quick-sale bananas, Mike is going to make some banana bread. And tomorrow he will be making chocolate chip cookies. (I made hermits, spicy cookies with nuts and raisins).

    It’s good to see Katy doing so well, and eating without difficulty.

    Have a great Christmas, everyone!

  5. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Katy,
    I just can’t help but be awestruck at seeing what the Lord has done through you!! It is so incredible to read these posts now, after reading the posts from a couple months ago–and it’s the same girl!! God is good!! :-)
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

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