|The most outstanding cake!!|
A few months ago Caleb and I were talking about discipline, and when we should start disciplining Antonella, how to do it, what that looks like and all that stuff parents talk about. We asked a few people we know who have kids and we respect them and their parenting, and we got all sorts of feedback. And then we just put it in the back of our heads for a few days.
I had to study to teach a class at the School of Ministry on heaven and hell and as I was studying the Tabernacle God gave Moses so he would recreate it here on earth (God showed Moses what it looks like in heaven and Moses didn't have to come up with a brand new idea, he simply had to do what he saw), I felt challenged to do the same with Antonella.
Caleb and I started talking and we realized we asked people how to discipline our daughter but we never asked God. He created her, He knows her better than anybody else, He gave her purpose, and He obviously knows how we should discipline and when. So we decided to do exactly that, start praying and asking God to give us a piece of heaven to bring to earth in our disciplining of Antonella, actually in our raising of Antonella. We want to do only what He has already planned for her.
As we were reading Revelation we were reminded that the rainbow is actually a part of the throne of God, a part He gave us as a reminder of a covenant, and we realized the rainbow, like Antonella's life is a piece of heaven on earth. So that's how we decided to have a rainbow party for her first birthday, as a celebration that we don't have to raise this baby alone (which is amazing because we have no clue what to do haha), and as a way of celebrating that with God we get to bring heaven to earth.
We were so blessed by all the people that came and celebrated with us. Thank you so much for coming and celebrating our daughter and God's favor over our lives. We live far away from family and God has truly given us a wonderful church family. We love you all!