Some days are just extra special. Today was one of those for our family.
We celebrated the RISEN LORD–the ONE who defeated death.
And, we celebrated the birth of our precious first born. Ten years ago we welcomed our first child into the world in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In many ways, it seems like yesterday. I had just quit my Public Relations job to join my hubby in full-time ministry. Anthony was about to celebrate his 41 birthday and was so excited to be a first time daddy, something he wondered if the Lord would ever bless him with. He did! (And He has kept blessing us with more and more and more…)
I can hardly believe ten years have passed. Our little boy is growing up so fast. What a blessing he is to his parents. Strong and very determined, with an amazing sense of right and wrong–this boy longs to see everyone come to know the Lord (just like his daddy). An amazing big brother, he is always willing to help out in any way needed. Sweet and tender hearted is our oldest son. How I wish I could just stop the clock and keep him little–but at the same time I am so excited to see God’s plans and purposes for this child unfold.
The men in my life. How blessed I am.
“Daddy, do you really have to make my hair look like this for church?”
Some of them just take a little longer to wake up in the morning–especially when they get woken up for a busy day. Not even the Easter goodies got her moving faster. (Thank you Grandma Lynn for all the Easter treats.)
Three kids took part in the Easter skit at church. Too fun.
Chinese Mary. She took her role very seriously.
The one who just loves to act and be goofy.
What in the world would Easter be without snow–buckets of it! Oh the joys. Yes, I am astounding myself–I even have a good attitude about it. Mmmmm, maybe that’s because I know that in just two weeks time I will be in the land of sunshine and beaches. Bring on the snow!
Praying your Easter was as blessed as ours. What a joy that the tomb is empty! What a joy that, no matter what happens in this life, those who KNOW HIM are assured of what the future holds. KNOWING HIM–that really is all that really matters, isn’t it? No self helps book, no ‘feel good about yourself’ dvd’s and cd’s from the latest motivational speaker–none of it will do. KNOWING HIM–the ONE WAY to fulfillment in this life, no matter what we go through. Amazing Jesus. I am so in awe of His amazing love, grace and mercy. My only purpose in this life is to KNOW HIM–more and more. It is in knowing Him that I am able to be all the other things He has called me to be. It’s as simple as that. (Loved it, Pastor Jim)
So much happening–I am pretty speechless tonight. God has blessed me exceeding, abundantly more than I could ever imagine or ask for. I am hardly ever at a loss for words (just ask my hubby!). Tonight I am. More tomorrow….