Sunday, April 08, 2007

In Celebration of Easter

This past week was a good one, full of reflection, a renewed appreciation for my sweet Jesus and His love for me, and a good time spent with our church family and friends. We normally go to visit my family in Indiana for Easter, but we felt that we would have been stretched a little too thin with all of our responsibilities at church. So, early in the week, we decided we should stay home.

It was a good thing too. When we arrived home from church, Jerry smelled gasoline outside the van and noticed a leak. When he put his hand underneath, it was definitely gasoline. Upon further inspection, he realized that it wasn't just an occasional drip. It was a consistent drip.

We had been invited to the home of some friends today for a meal after church. Now, I must preface this by saying that we don't know these people very well, but we'd been wanting to get to know them and felt it was a nice gesture to be invited to share a meal with them. We had called them prior to arriving to let them know what was going on and that we would be late as we switched cars and car seats and got changed and ready to go.

God is always so gracious to us and He continues to be faithful in every detail. Before we even arrived, these kind people called us back to say that they had an extra car sitting around that they weren't using at all and offered to let us borrow it this week until ours was fixed.

It may seem like a small thing, but at this season in our lives, this kind gesture was truly a gift from God. He is so good....all the time.

Here are a few highlights from our week and weekend. We hope you all had a blessed Easter as you celebrated with those you love and the One who loves you.

Our Easter cookies (thanks again, Diane!). I just love how the little duckies turned out.

Below: Cody singing in the kids choir at church this morning. What a treasure to see him sing, sign, and share the word of God through music. I was so amazed at how grown up and handsome he looked in his suit and the way he has grown in his faith.

Caden in his Easter "digs."

What a cutie! Happy Easter everyone!


Glass Half Full said...

The boys are cute as usual!!!

What a weekend -- another roller coaster as usual, huh???

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Don't you just LOVE the way the kids look all dressed up?!?! You've got some handsome boys there! Praise God for his blessings!

Robin said...

I love the duckie cookies too. I never got around to baking, but I sure did my fair share of eating yesterday.

And that video on your post below gave CHILLS!!!

Charity said...

Hap! I love the photos! Glad your Easter ended up being a good one- that God provided in cool ways- as he tends to do. =) Oh, the cookoies look fun too!!

Melissa said...

Oh Happi - you're boys are so adorable (and grown up)! I couldn't wait to tell you... God has blessed us with a little Easter present of our own that should arrive around Christmas time (close to Cody's birthday)! I'm already envisioning a stocking filled with a bundle of love!