Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Easter (only a few weeks late)!

We had a wonderful Easter spent mostly outside.  It was very enjoyable for all involved.  I sent out a family email describing the day in more detail.  Here are some of the highlights:

We really missed worshiping with our church Easter Sunday but God is so good to us.  We also REALLY enjoy working the holidays with the boys because it's actually a time when we can build relationships with them and show them that we care.  For example, we made a roast chicken for them since GJR provided ham and most of our boys are Muslim.  We also let them play basketball most of the day.  Then we played the Wii with them in the evening.  It's always funny to show them our competitive sides (even though we both fail miserably compared to their talent).  

On a slightly different note, Easter has taken on a new meaning for me.  The hope of the Resurrection has become so much more precious to me this year.  After losing our dear Jubilee, the promise of eternal life has become even more sweet.  Christ's work on the cross has become even more amazing.  And that He would bear our sin and our shame so that we can be called God's Children??? WOW!

The other day I was reading in Psalm 139 and it says, in verses 15 and 16 

My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.

​Jubilee's life was planned out by God in advance, even His knowing that He would call her home so soon.  It's still very much a mystery to me how that works, yet I know my God has seen me through so many tough times before, I know that He will do it again.  He is AMAZING!  The struggle is still there although most of the time I am doing oh so much better.  

And now for a picture recap:

Zoe "pulling" daddy

Zoe's turn for a ride

I found the eggs you hid mama!

Making some lunch.

Too tired to really enjoy the egg hunt at this point. 

And yup, I got her to sleep on the couch, eventually she moved into this position and slept like this for about 30-45 min until she fell on her bottom.


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