God constantly amazes me with contradictions. The greatest one of all is how He turned despair and hopelessness into contagious, unending joy. Incredible, right? This joy is soooo great! Looking around at my family and friends sitting around in our front yard, I was overwhelmed with a sense of blessing and peace. Savoring the little moments added even more to this wonderful day. (Little things like intensely fun games of Foosball, blowing bubbles, playing croquet, and going on an Easter egg hunt, to name a few.)
This year, I wasn't able to participate in Holy Week as I have in the past. I was a little disappointed at first, but God was able to make it wonderful. Sitting here in my room, I can't help but wonder what the next few Easters will look like. Hum..... :)
Thanks to everyone who was a part of our Easter celebration. I'm soooo blessed to have you! And thanks to all those who are such a great every day example of Christ's goodness.
May the hope and joy of Easter fill you with peace, and help you through the struggles ahead!