This time last year we were anxiously awaiting the return of Peter. He spent 6 longs months overseas and I remember the excitement that I felt as the weather began to get better and we hoped for his swift return.
We celebrated Easter with egg salad once he arrived because I was too pregnant, too excited and frankly too exhausted to do much more.
This year we'll spend Easter apart but that's ok. Regardless of whether we are together or apart we have the same hope.
Easter is the culmination of God's plan for Jesus here on earth. He came as a baby....grew...taught...lived a sinless life. He then died willingly for our sins so that we wouldn't be faced with judgement.
Having children has given me a new perspective on the way God views me. Sometimes I feel like I am handing out consequences all day long. Children (and people in general) are just sinful little creatures! I can't imagine what it would feel like to have to pay for all of my sins. Way too many to count. Way too gross to name.
Thank goodness for a merciful Savior. A loving Father. A willing Sacrifice. A risen Lord.
This post started out as a "hurrah I have my camera back from the shop" post. I captured these shots at the park today as we enjoyed the first day of spring-like weather here in PNW. I know it isn't perfect...but that one in the middle of brother pushing brother....melting my heart a little bit. Ok, a lot a bit. So thankful for these precious gifts the Lord has entrusted us with!!
PS...we love you Daddy!!