Reprinted from the March / April 2014 issue of Christian Woman Magazine.
My daughter loves Hello Kitty, so much so that she requested a Hello Kitty cake for her birthday – her 19th birthday.
I set off to the local Publix to find the exact cake she had described. I not only found the cake, but I also found a life-size Hello Kitty balloon, complete with streamers. So, as any good mom would do, I purchased the balloon to go with the cake. I thought: she is going to be so surprised!
I gathered up the cake and grabbed the balloon tightly, but was still unprepared for the mighty wind that came rushing in as the grocery store doors opened. My shoulder bag was hanging on my left arm, but the wind was blowing so hard I couldn’t find my keys to unlock the car door. I had nowhere to set the cake, and I certainly couldn’t turn loose of the balloon. I kept wrestling with my purse and trying, at the same time, to hold on to the balloon and balance the cake without dropping it.