Remember this scene?
"But I can be Jell-O..."
"Creme brulee can never be Jell-O. You could never be Jell-O."
"I have to be Jell-O!"
"You're never gonna be Jell-O!"
~My Best Friend's Wedding
I think in terms of food. In my little heart, most things in life can somehow be related to food.
The menu for today consisted of meeting some friends in Sulphur for some hiking and playing in the natural cold springs. It sounded great when we planned it. The start of the day was one of those This menu stinks moments. After an hour attempt to actually leave the house due to the Oh I forgot ___ , the diaper blowout, and half a dozen other occurrences, we pulled out of the driveway. Victory.
Now, what's the appetizer going to be?
A platter, with hints and tastes to wet our palettes of a day spent dipping our toes in the crisp, cold water of the springs and watching our splashes reach high in the air. Bite size pieces of little moments where our little bunny was awake, taking it all in. She is so sweet and my day was savored holding her little body close to mine.
For the main course, a day spent together hiking and making plans of our camping adventures that await us. We had a full plated day of laughter, discoveries, cuddles, and good conversation. Our hearts were full to the brim with His goodness and faithfulness to bring a day of time together making memories that will be edged in my mind forever.
We were full, but not too full for some sweetness.
And saving the best for last, the dessert. Topping the day off with an evening with Muka. She is so sweet and we savor our time with her because she's lovely, and wonderful, and you can smell her perfume in the house even after she's gone. And every good dessert just has that lasting effect, that sweetness and fullness that stays with you even after the meal is done.
Today we feasted. We indulged. We enjoyed every bite, some bitter and not so tasty, but mostly wonderful and full of joy. Today we made a delightful platter of time together uninterrupted by anything other than us. And it was so delicious.
Taste and see that the LORD is good.