Tuesday, April 06, 2010

He is Risen!

My Savior proved He can save by conquering death and sin. He lived the life I never could, died the death that was mine to die, then rose to seal God's pardon and grace for me. It just doesn't get any better than that! But perhaps equally remarkable is that Jesus' sacrifice didn't just make it possible for me to enjoy eternal life with Him. He also gives me immeasurable blessings here, now, to both bring me joy and bring Himself glory.

So today (a little late!), I'll praise Him for Easter lilies. Exquisitely beautiful, a feat of incredible horticultural engineering (you know the date of Easter varies by weeks from year to year, and yet they're expected - and do! - bloom exactly on time), and wonderfully fragrant. Fragrant enough even to cover the Smell Of Unknown Origins that has periodically plagued our kitchen. That is, until today when I discovered the rotting bag of potatoes in the back of the pantry. Fun stuff. Now if only I could figure out where the Odd Garage Smell is coming from. No lilies to mask the scent in there.

And, naturally, I'll praise Him for these kids who bring me great joy even on the most trying of days. Even when Eldest Child is perpetually in one of her Glamour Shot poses, when Only Son won't stop making monkey faces, and when Little Munchkin can't seem to figure out where the camera is. Needless to say, the lilies were much more cooperative.

5 comments:

The Efirds said...

Look how beautiful your babies are! I love the girls' white dresses!

ourfamilyfun said...

Laura your kids are beautiful. I love Reagan's hair. How did you get it to hold curl??? :)

Laura said...

Thanks Elizabeth! Yours aren't so bad either =). I put Reagan's hair in those old fashioned foam rollers the night before while it's still damp, and the curl amazingly holds until I wash it again. I was shocked the first time I used them and found that the curl actually held.

Tony & Kirsten said...

Did you notice that "Eldest Child" is missing a leg? LOL! I love seeing "real" pictures!

Laura said...

Yes, Kirsten! That's one of her "poses." Ugg! I was just thrilled that they were all (kind of) looking at the camera =).