Turns out that Nolan wanted to make sushi for lunch. How many 12-year-old boys do you know that want sushi for lunch? Nolan does! He has been enamoured with Emeril, Paula Dean and Alton Brown since he was a wee little boy.
Besides Sponge Bob marathons and playing soccer, his other big summer activity has been baking the most delicious chocolate cakes. He's made one for us, one for a group that Anson was spending time with and one for a friend's birthday. Tomorrow he's baking one for my friend Holly who is paying him. The other thing my boy loves is to be paid for anything he does. Score!
Anyway, I've been reflecting on God's imagination and creativity. His creation is diverse and fascinating. Do you know how many species of butterflies there are? 17,000!! He could have been efficient and utilitarian by making one type of butterfly to pollinate one kind of beautiful flower, but instead He painted their wings with every immaginable pattern and with all the colors in the rainbow.
My boy is another exquisite example of God's creativity. He's a quirky and wonderful example of the unique. Thank you, God, for making our world such an amazing place to live where your glory is alive in all creation.