A number of people have birthdays this coming week, so we had fun celebrating these last night.

Two people share the same birthday. Eileen brought her own tiara to wear instead of the ‘birthday hat’, as she is lovingly referred to as ‘The Queen’ by our pastor! The first photo shows a regal wave:

The second is a more normal pose!

Next on the box was Brenda:

(Don’t forget the barbecue at her house on Wednesday from 6.30 p.m. onwards as a fund-raiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care & birthday celebration.)

There was birthday cake to celebrate, with exquisite icing:

We also celebrated the return of our youngest member, back from major surgery in Oxford. We are very grateful for the skill of surgeons and for God’s grace and help at these difficult times; it was great to see him looking so well and alert!

It’s good to celebrate as a family, rejoicing with members of all ages and looking to God at all times, whatever the circumstances.