He is Risen!
Falling snow this Easter morning reminded me of 2004, when Christi was invited to the White House for the Egg Roll and it included freezing rain! (Picture: Shayla, age 5)
Yesterday we were blessed with friendship and invited to attend a charming Easter party at our friends' home. I can't even explain what a nice time we had with such lovely people. The ten precious girls competed in many organized contests which produced great giggling. Thank you, sweet friends!
Shayla continues to be our rock. While coloring Easter eggs last night, I had many challenging moments. Every time I left the kitchen, she'd come and find me - hug and kiss me and invite me back to help. We do miss Christi terribly every single day, but somehow holidays - with all of the traditions, are the hardest I think.
(April 2006: Shelby & Christi color eggs)
Thankfully, Grandma Donna and Barry arrived last night bringing us joy! It had been a tough afternoon and we had just settled in to watch a DVD "Akeelha and the Bee" (an awesome family movie!) we borrowed from the library when the doorbell rang. Their visit was great medicine!
This morning I was surprised to look out and see two unique birds, never noticed them before. I like to think my dad and my daughter were playing silly tricks on us (sending two birds to represent them) on this blessed day - unique birds, sitting on the railing in the snow. What a hoot! Well, Miss Shayla will be up soon and will want to know if the Easter Bunny left anything in her basket so I should go. I'll update later! Here's wishing you and yours a glorious and blessed Easter! Rejoice! He is Risen!