Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Happy Easter

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Hallelujah!
Praise be to God our Father For evermore!
We had a wonderful Resurrection Sunday! And a wonderful Holy week. On Palm Sunday, the children in our church opened our Sunday service waving palm branches as they came down the aisle. I gave each of them a plastic palm branch tied with gold and purple ribbons. And we played the song Hosanna by Joni Eareckson Tada. The song is from her Spirit Wings album. That particular album has a sentimental place in my heart. It reminds me of my best friend, Peige, back home. We used to sing into our hairbrushes to that album, (good memories.)

The children sang a couple of songs both Sundays and the youth joined the choir for our special Easter music. Hugh noticed one of the medical students, from the hospital he works for, was visiting, so we invited her to sit with us. I also invited her to come home with us for dinner. She gladly accepted, and we had a wonderful time getting to know her better. The kids took to her so well. They brought out all their favorite toys to share with her. It was sweet. Her name is Deesa, and she is from the island of Tabago. I think she's in her third year of medical school, and is considering E.R. as her residency. We had a lovely dinner of pot roast, with carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes. It was actually one of Hugh's recipes. I made it in the crock pot overnight, and served it with a side salad and crescent rolls.

The babies took a nice nap and got to enjoy the candy, stickers, and books from their baskets when they woke up. Then Hugh and I took them to fly kites. We had given them each a kite, but I think next time we'll just take one with us. It was a little hard helping them keep both of them up in the air. It was a first good try though. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing there at the park. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to celebrate the holiday with my little family. I thought I'd share a few highlights and pictures from our day. I hope all of you had a wonderful time worshiping and celebrating with your families and friends, as well. ~Blessings!


Ingram Gang said...

I love the picture of them hugging. SO sweet!
He is risen, indeed!

Anonymous said...

i ADORE that sweet picture and i MUST have it here in a frame. send it to my email, please!!!

luv u,


luvmy4sons said...

Great pics. So glad you had a good day! Praise His name!

Denise said...

Sounds awesome sweetie.

CrazyCarellis said...

It looks like you guys had a delightful Easter. The kite flying sure looks like it was fun!