In the past month, we’ve celebrated birthdays for three boys that live with us through the Back2Back Hope Program. Birthday celebrations have been a sweet way to celebrate each boy individually by fixing food he wants and/or doing something that is just about him. Being a part of a loving family is part of our process for seeing God bring healing and wholeness to each boy.
There is a tradition in Mexico called the “mordida.” The person whose birthday it is takes a bite of the cake with their mouth and then friends/family push their face into the cake. You can imagine that with five teen boys this tradition becomes a bit of a full-contact sport. Even normally TOO COOL teenagers love this tradition (as you can tell from the photos).