Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A Birthday for the Decades

I don't know where else to start except for the menu. Raleigh prepared an incomparably non-monochromatic (thank you Risa) meal for the rest of the Tillman fam, Riccara, and I. Try:

Filo Tomato Tart
Peach Caprese Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Fresh Corn Cakes
Field Greens with Toasted Walnuts and Raspberry Vinaigrette
Chili-Lime Grilled Chicken and Shrimp (yes Dad...seafood)
Homemade Cookies & Cream Ice Cream with Reese's pieces con a la waffle cone served with Riccara's Chocolate Cake

...for a birthday dinner. Let me tell you, not only is it humbling, but filling! And yaw the whole time I am just overwhelmed with joy and trying to figure out how I could be blessed with such great, great friends in such a foreign land when God literally places His majesty outside the front window. A full rainbow...double rainbow radiates separating the darkest of clouds from the brightest of sun.

God is that BIG. Just like my brother in Christ, David says, "I can expect my God to be that BIG." If it has taken me 20 years to believe that. 20 years to know that if you let God take you where He desires, serve Him in whatever the circumstances, and know that each day is a gift of God then so be it. But I pray that each person that I have been blessed to meet, know, and grow to love will be able share that peace, because there is an inexpressable joy that is to be had.

So even though I didn't have enough air to blow all 20 candles out I can expect my prayer for you to still come true. Thank you all!

In His Mighty Name.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow !!! I recognized the salad, chicken, and shrimp, but some of the dish ingredients, I've never heard of... It sure sounded pretty. I will say if it was anywhere close to as good at it sounds, It must have been great!!!

I'm thankful you have found such great friends/family there.

"BEWARE" Thanksgiving is coming, and they could be fattening you up for the kill !!!

I love you.