Although I imagined Aster’s first Easter photos with her standing in green grass surrounded by tulips and daffodils, the best picture we captured was our little angel laying on the floor at church. Is that some scrumptious sweetness or what? I could just eat her up!
By the time we gathered for a family photo she/we were ready for nap! It had been an amazing morning. Our family got to help during our church’s first ever baptism services with so many people professing faith in Jesus and being baptized for the first time! Resurrection promise and hope. I couldn’t stop crying.
This week is Spring Break and God’s been challenging me to unplug from Facebook, Twitter and blogging. I know it will be hard, cause I’ll miss you. But I’m looking forward to really connecting with Him in deep, rich, sweet, abiding, remembering, renewing ways I’ve not been able to do for a while.
Later this week our family will be together at the beach. It’ll be Aster’s first time to dig her little toes in the sand. And we’re going back to where we were when we posted this last August after we got the call saying Aster’s Ethiopian paperwork had been approved and she was OURS. We imagined then what it would be like to have her with us and now we do!
Today I’m thanking Jesus for His many Easter blessings, for each of you and for a much needed Spring break. It couldn’t have come at a better time. My body is tired, my mind feels like mush but my heart is very ready – ready with the rest of me to be filled up by Him again.
I’m praying for you to find refreshment in whatever way you need it, and for God’s presence and peace to fill you up as well! See you next week.
UPDATE: Please pray for my dear friend and P31 sister, Micca Campbell. Her Drs found a large cyst on her left ovary. We’re praying it’s only a cyst, not cancer (or it is contained and not spread at all). Please join us!! Thank you sweet friends. I love and appreciate you so much!