Sunday, March 23, 2008
Spring Break is always a joyful time in our household. This week typically is around Easter which makes it especially meaningful for our family.
It reminds us of a new season, of new growth, of a new beginning. Difficulties that weighed you down during the colder months now seem as though they are a lighter load to carry. Not because the problems or struggles have altogether vanished, but because Spring brings Easter which reminds me of the hope I have in Christ. The worse day in history followed three days later by the best day in history. The day that offered us all a new and everlasting life.
So here are some photos of the weekend leading up to the most glorious day of the year.
Easter Egg Hunt
Two of my three children with the Easter Bunny. My eight year old looked at me during the photo op and said, "Please don't make me sit in that bunny's lap." Of course, I didn't make him do it. I sent my husband in his place. We had to represent, you know?
Where there are treats to be had, there are smiles to be given....
Integrating a little athleticism into the egg hunt
Mary Mac - 9, Easter Bunny - 0
Dyeing Eggs on the Porch
I became a little snap-happy and began to irritate my family members.
"Hey Lady! Stop taking my picture!"
Mary Mac doesn't mind. She'll pose even with a Crayola marker.
"I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy." John 16:20
"This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in His name to all nations..." Luke 24:45
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
Please help us to remember this special time and these sweet faces. And if our memories fade with age, please let there be working VCR's in Heaven so we can review the tapes over and over when we get there.
Thank You for sending Your Son, a gift we didn't deserve, but one we joyfully receive.
He is risen. He is risen indeed.
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