What a wonderful, exciting and strange Easter day! First let me say Hallelujah, He is risen!! I am one thankful sinner!
This beautiful flower just came up in my yard .....right in the middle of my side yard. I didn't plant any bulbs and if you look closely, you can see the bulbs are not even really under the dirt. Anyhow....it's beautiful and it makes me think of how God can make new life from our old jars of clay.
Russell and I got to church early this morning because we have nursery the first Sunday of every month. When we started walking into the building someone told us the power was out so we walked down fairly dark halls to get to the nursery. It was light because of the windows and they were open so it stayed pleasantly cool. The kids didn't mind a bit, of course I don't think they even noticed.
The power came on just before Sunday School ended, so everything was fine for church. Apparently a poor squirrel stepped where he shouldn't have and was electrocuted and knocked out the transformer. We had a wonderful celebration of the resurrection! Of course, we were sad for poor Mr. Squirrel!
Here's a picture of Russell playing with the kids. He's just a natural! They love him and one of the little girls said to him......build a bridge....so he got down on his knees with them and built a bridge! Watching him with the little ones is such a joy!
Do you think he's going to enjoy our newest grandson when he gets here in June??
We stayed home for Easter lunch keeping it simple and quiet. Things have been so hectic lately that I just needed to be home! Russell's mother came, David came and Matt was home for the weekend, so we just had a small lunch!
After everyone left, I went to visit mama, who isn't feeling very well today. I visited with her for a while, read to her until she was sound asleep, then came home and took a little nap myself!
We went back to church for the night service which was just as uplifting as the morning service! I wish I had taken a picture of the church. Different people put Easter Lillies in the church in memory or in honor of someone. We put some in, so we took one to mama after church. She seemed a little better so I was relieved.
When we got in the car after church tonight, I had a missed message from my son in California telling me they had had an earthquake! Be still my heart! I quickly called him back to find they were o.k. just shook up (no pun intended) and shaking through the aftershocks. I called the grandchildren, but they weren't home.
Here's the map showing the earthquake location.
It was a pretty significant 7.2 earthquake, so I'm very thankful everybody was o.k.
Goodness, what does this coming week have in store for us?
I hope everyone had a wonderful, worshipful Easter!