June 27, 2013

What I've Learned

I've learned a couple of things the last couple weeks or so.

1.  When making layer cakes, I've always cut the top so it was flat, then while trying to frost it, I always get so frustrated because all the little cake pieces get into the frosting, and you end up using way more than you want or need.  When making Emily's birthday cake, I had an epiphany!  Turn the cake upside down after cutting it, and frost the bottom instead.  Ding!  Come on now.  So simple.

2.  Charlie has been doing much (MUCH) better about sleeping, but he has still been up a couple times a night most nights to eat.  The other day, I woke up at 2 a.m. with a strong feeling/prompting from the Holy Ghost that I needed to go check on Charlie.  I hurried down there and....he was fine.  Perfectly fine, asleep.  I walked back (or stumbled back as it was 2 a.m.) to my room, grumbling to myself about having to be up for "nothing."  I said a silent prayer, asking why I was woken up and prompted to do something when it didn't seem to matter.  Kind of like, "Heavenly Father, why did I have to do that?"  And I felt an answer, "To see if you would."  And I realized that sometimes He does that.  Sometimes it all comes down to obedience.  So when it comes down to it, if there's something REALLY important for me to do, I will be always ready to obey.  I'm so grateful for that.


Mom said...

I love your revelation. Always, always listen to them. You will never go wrong.

timpani76 said...

That was an awesome revelation. I love when I get a direct answer because it happens to rarely ;)

Also- you can flip over the cake right after it bakes and it will "flatten" it out for you sometimes. I still leave it flipped for icing though too.