1. The best thing of all this week was having my girl home to visit. It was wonderful picking her up from the bus depot and just enjoying her being back home. Just doing simple things like talking about books we've read or want to read, looking at her mission's trip pictures, watching Amazing Race together. I'm soaking it all in before she has to head back on Monday.
2. Birds singing. We've been having the robins singing their hearts out for us each morning this week. It's so beautiful and relaxing. And we've even noticed a new voice to the bunch which I haven't been able to identify as yet. It's a song I don't remember having heard before so we're trying to spot the little guy who's been singing it, but so far no luck. Maybe this weekend when there is more time to sit out there in the early morning.
3. Easter Lilies. Wally-mart had them on for $5 dollars. Now who could resisit that? And they do look beautiful in their milky whiteness. I've had a bud a day opening so by Easter Sunday when company comes they should all be open and showing off their finery.
4. Being outside. It's been absolutely beautiful here this week and I've taken advantage by being outside with the dayhome children as much as possible. Just watching them play and letting them burn off their pent up energy from being inside in yucky weather is a blessing in itself but then throw in a nice adirondack chair, a good book, a cup of coffee and sun warming my bare arms and head and it's been heaven!
5. Holy week. Reading the gospel accounts and meditating on the things that the Lord has done for us during what would have been the hardest week of His life on earth. Really stopping to think and mull it over has so much greater impact than acknowledging it in passing. To read some wonderful books or essays on what He did for me and us because He was obediant really hits home. To know that He didn't have to go through everything He did, that He could have called down the angels of heaven and could have stopped the pain at anytime, yet didn't, because love held Him there. Love for His Father and love for us, kept Him in obediance to the plan God had to redeem us back to Himself. I pray that you know and experience that love this Easter. May you know without a shadow of a doubt that God loves you and has made a way through Christ, and Christ alone, for you to have a deep, loving relationship with Him.
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