The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Monday, April 5, 2010

~Easter 2010~

We had a WONDERFUL Easter!! Hope all of you did as well =)
Sam really took in the meaning of Easter this year. We've always talked to him about it and read to him the true meaning of Easter, but this was the year that it "clicked" for lack of a better word and he just amazed me talking about it. I am so thankful and blessed with Sam being able to go to Bethlehem Christian Academy, so thankful for his teachers and Mrs. Suzy who teaches their chapel time, where he was able to learn about what the meaning of Easter all week at school. When Sam went to bed Thurs. night, he reminded me that tomorrow being Good Friday was the day that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and that when he woke up Friday morning he needed to look up to the sun an thank God for his son Jesus that died for all of us. He then went on to tell me and Chad the whole story of what happend to Jesus that day and how he rose again on the third day. It was amazing, he didnt leave out any details at all. So, sure enough, when he woke up Friday morning that was the first thing he did, was go over to his window, look up to the sun, and thanked God. What a blessing!! Thank you God, for your son, Jesus and what he did for us!! and thank you God, for my precious son!!

On to Saturday, it was a busy day!! Birthday party for one of Sam's best friends and then home to color some easter eggs, and later that night we went to Bethlehem Baptist Church's production of "Pierced" All I can say is it was AMAZING. Thank you, Thank you , Thank you Jesus!

Sunday we were up and at em EaRlY!! We went to Easter sunrise service at 6 am. It was such a blessing and I'm so glad we went. We really debated about getting Sam up so early seeing that we would have such a busy day. He did great and was fine with waiting until we got home to see what the Easter bunny had left him =) After getting home and of course a photo session =) and checking out the Easter basket. I had some cooking to do and then we were off again...... It was a great lunch with family at my Aunts house. Sam hunted eggs and threw the football with his favorite cousin Wes. Sam is the only little one in the family so he get ALL the attention!!

We ended the day by spending it with some great friends. Sam got to fish in their pond and he caught one!! WoW, did that ever make his day=)
It was a GREAT day that the Lord hath made. Beautiful sunshiney Easter day. Thank you again Jesus, I just cant say it enough...... Hope all of you had a Blessed Easter!!

time to color eggs

the easter bunny came

time for some pictures after we got home from sunrise service

sam actually took this, pretty good huh?

finally checking out what the easter bunny left

love these boys!

my nephew wes and sam =)

mawmaw with her great-grandsons

granny sue (my mom) with her boys

What a great way to end the beautiful day with friends. Sam catchin a fish just topped it off for him!


one BleSSed gal! said...

Sounds like a wonderful & blessed Easter :) I love all your pictures, especially the family picture!

Amy said...

What a precious story! So wonderful that Sam "gets it" when it comes to Easter. :)

Sarah said...

Wonderful pictures as usual!