Happy Easter, a day belated. We spent the holiday with family... there's no better way to spend it, especially given all the big changes coming for us all in the coming weeks and months.
There was a great children's program at the start of both services, in which Shaggy did some puppeteering with some other teens to tell a unique version of the real meaning of Easter. Interspersed by a couple songs in which Li'l Empress' class participated. Oh, so cute! She sang with super gusto, every single word, during the first service. But then during second service, she was so focused on being ready for her "job" of holding up the sign at the right time that she completely skipped singing the words. CRACKED us up!
Then, my Pastor BIL invited our gang forward to pray for us and launch us off on our trip to Mei Mei. It was a sweet moment, feeling the covering of our church family and the love that they have for us and for our girl. The little sigh of delight when they flashed her picture, in both services, made me totally tear up. Again!
After services, we headed off to the mountains to spend time with my family and enjoyed a yummy meal followed by deadly, decadent desserts. Orange Coconut Cake. Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies. Angeletti cookies. Sigh.... we all sunk into a sugar coma shortly after the meal was cleared and dishes cleaned.
I have no pictures of that. It's to protect the guilty. Heh. And let me tell ya, on the dessert front, we were all pretty darned guilty!
Hope your holiday celebrations with your family were lovely. I'm so grateful for friends and family that share the joy of celebrating His Resurrection. And for the love that changes everything.