Day 20: Love Throws a Party!

This past week was party central at the Crenshaw house!

Ethan turned six-years-old last Wednesday.

Two cakes and two parties later, I have a lot of stories to tell. So many sweet memories and belly laughs.

Little cake crumbs in the floor and muddy shoes in my kitchen. There is something about a house full of ten rowdy, little boys that makes my heart very glad.

I mean, just look at these faces. Who couldn’t love it?

(Watch our Peyton Manning, these boys are coming after your record. Lots of raw talent here.)


I am a little ashamed to say that this is Ethan’s first “big” party in a few years. He really does get the “middle child” treatment sometimes {sad face}. So this year, we wanted to make up for it.

He chose the theme {football}, he chose the food {football}, he chose the games {football}…it was his big week.

It’s not every day you get cinnamon rolls and ice cream for breakfast. Nope, only when you turn six.


Last week, my to-do list was party detail after party detail. Lots to hole punch, cut out and wrap. Mommies, you know what I mean.

But, parents throw parties….

…because we adore our children!

And all the effort is worth it because we want our kids to know how much we love them. We want them to be celebrated! {And birthday cake is my favorite -bonus!}


But while he was still a long way off, his father say him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him…The father said to his servants, “Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.” And they began to celebrate. Luke 15:21-24

The familiar story of the prodigal son. This is one proud papa! His lost son had returned. He was overcome with joy and compassion. Forgiveness and pride!

My boy! Let us throw a party in his honor! I want him to know how special his is! How much I love him! I am so happy he is here and a part of my life!

Mmm. Don’t we feel this same way? Prodigals or not?

Day 20: Love Throws a Party

Today,celebrate someone! This may not mean inviting ten children into your home, but it may mean making a batch of cookies. Or playing a favorite board game. Maybe your hubby could use a shoulder rub. Have the kids make him a card. What is his favorite meal? Maybe your BFF hasn’t bought that new CD yet.. Surprise her with it.

Today, celebrate someone special to you. It doesn’t have to be a full blown party. No fattened calves necessary. Maybe just a little something to say, “You are are gift to me. And I honor you.”

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One thought on “Day 20: Love Throws a Party!

  1. I recently started knitting, and a friend has commented on my mustard cowl several times. I'm hoping to have time to make one for her soon! It's not quite a party, but I'll do it with love!{I got your comment about Gungor! That is WAY cool!!}

I means so much to hear from you!

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