I'm feeling so incredibly blessed during this Easter season. Each year, God's love for me feels more powerful and incomprehendable than the year before. Today I spent a lot of time thinking about what the Saturday after Good Friday was like for the world. Of course, we KNOW how the story ends. So we spend the making final preparations for our Easter celebration because we know what Sunday will hold. But they did not. I can't imagine the hopelessness, the confusion, the wondering, the grief. This Messiah who they'd waited for, believed in, worked for...loved, was dead and gone. Can't even fathom it. So, SO thankful I know how the story goes. SO eternally (literally) grateful that I've made it MY story.
Since the kids were gone overnight, Shaun and I were able to go out to breakfast, completing an absolutely wonderful 15 or so hours birthday celebration for him. Then we went to the store and made a purchase that in one week has been worth the money. A wireless containment system for the dog. No wires, just a small device in our house transmitting with this red collar. If he attempts to go beyond a pre-determined (by us) area, he gets a warning beep and then if he continues, gets zapped. Its done a wonderful job of keeping him in the yard. :)
My three siblings and I plus our 15 kids met at my mom's for Easter egg decorating and hunting. What a crew! Instead of filling the eggs with candy we filled them with money and the kids found over $70 that will be going to Kitchen of Love ministry in Guatemala, which feeds children who would otherwise go without.
No picture. Shaun went in to the office for a bit in the morning and then he and Amanda went to the office lunch party, celebrating THE END of tax season...til next year. Soooo happy to have Daddy back.
Just me and the two boys while Shaun and the girls did four performances this week. It was fun getting that one-on-one time with Aiden.
The woodstove was off for several days. On this day the house was in the low 50s so Avery took her nap wearing my sweatshirt. When is Spring??
Good Friday. I went to see the final performance. It was amazing and I was so proud of all my family who were involved in it. SO much love and hard work went into it and it was simply incredible. Aiden was so pleased to deliver these flowers to his sisters and they were completely tickled to get them from him. SWEETness!
Since we go to the Saturday night service, we started Easter a little early. AND, we got in a family portrait that I'm trying to do monthly. We're two for two...nice! Love these people more than life.
Sara this week. Happy Easter!