This video is…everything to us right now.
When I watch it I simply break down.
Many of you know that my husband, Thomas, and I have four children… Lily, Sofie, Finn and Lucy.
And as most of you also know, raising kids is not for the faint of heart.
It will push you and pull you and turn you inside out.
It will build you up and tear you down.
It will make you feel like the most blessed person on Earth, even while bringing you to your knees.
It’s the best thing you’ve ever experienced, and sometimes the worst.
There are days you don’t recognize yourself…in surprisingly good ways as well as shockingly bad.
And it hurts.
It hurts so good, and it hurts so bad.
But it will always be the best thing you will ever have the privilege to do.
No matter what.
Our babies aren’t babies any more. They’re currently between the ages of 15 and 8.
They’re in their childhood “prime” right now.
And I lose another little piece of my heart every time I think about that fact that we’ve only got them with us, in our home and our arms, for about five more seconds.
It’s too much.
But it’s so real.
So do Thomas and I often put some things in life on hold to make space for priorities in our children’s lives right now?
Yeah, we do.
Even when that frustrates some people around us and causes them to scoff or roll their eyes?
Heck yeah. We still do.
‘Cause there will be time for those things on hold.
Lots of time,
when our children pack the things up that have filled their bedrooms since they were small, and drive away with them, off to…somewhere else that is not our home.
We’ve got five more seconds… you know?
Five more seconds that we’ll never ever get back.
And above all, know matter what, and if I miss anything or everything else around me,
I don’t want to miss our last five seconds.
Lord, have mercy upon my heart and help me to not miss our last five seconds.
I made this cake for my littlest, Lucy, who turned eight this summer.
And doggone it, I’m crying again. Xx
I used Edible Art Paints (umm…you want to go ahead and get yourself the whole darn set, ’cause DANG, I tell you) and FlexFrost Edible Fabric Sheets in the making of this cake… both of which are THE.BOMB.
Here’s a little video of how I quickly made the little edible hair bow on this standing girl cake using FlexFrost sheets…
And here are some work in progress photos of the making of Lucy’s Standing Girl cake, inspired by the beautiful illustrations of Wendy Burns…
You can find the full, step-by-step video tutorial of how to make this Standing Girl Structured cake and SO much more, on Cakeheads.com!