With every event, dessert table, and small project that I've worked on, I always end up being pleasantly surprised at how well they turn out. I'm not bragging, no. Far from it, in fact. I'm often in disbelief when I'm able to come up with good work, because when I really think about it, I could never comprehend how something that I could be proud of actually came from me.
And then it always hits me -- that's just it! None of it comes from me; it all comes from God! I won't lie, I do forget this fact sometimes. But the important thing is that I'm reminded of it at once every single time that I'm left dumbfounded by the completed work in front of me. And then I marvel at the wonder of it all -- it is such an incredible, amazing, and humbling feeling to realize that I'm able to do what I do by God's grace.
And this dessert table was a true testament to the fact that none of it comes from me.
You see, a couple of months ago, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that has affected not only my physical being. Every part of me seemed to shut down, and the recovery has been slow. I couldn't work. I didn't want to work. But I had to do this dessert table.
So a couple of days before the event, I set to work and was surprised by the ease with which I was able to come up with ideas. It just sort of happened. I did have to work hard and tediously on the execution, but that I even had the energy and motivation to do so was nothing short of a miracle.
This dessert table, which was for a baptism celebration, and another collaboration with Naci Comfort Food, will always be dear to my heart.