Sunday, April 8, 2012

Remebering What's Important

Today was Easter. The day we stop to remember how so long ago Jesus rose from the dead. He died for the forgiveness of our sins and so we would have life ever lasting. This was not conditional. It was done out of love for us, his children.
Our job, is to remember what is important. For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, and whoever believes in him, shall not parish but have ever lasting life. I believe that with all of my heart. Some of you may disagree. That is your right, just as it is mine to believe. You do not have to love God for him to love you back, and even if you do not believe in him, he still believes in you!
Easters have changed in our house. We use to celebrate the way most Americans do, with tons of candy in the morning stuffed in the baskets. But today, on this very special day, we wanted to celebrate life. We wanted to stop and think of all the wonderful gifts God and Jesus have given us.
Lately, we have gotten so busy with the adoption that we have not stopped for a moment. We have been so busy, we started to loose sight of what we have around us.
We have so much to be thankful for, so many blessings. We stopped last night and talked about it, how blessed we are to have been where we are. Instead of being born into poverty or into a country that does not value differences, we were born into countries that allow us freedom. We were born into families that made sure we had enough food every night, a bed to sleep in, and a roof over our heads.
We prayed for all those who are less fortunate and who are struggling, then went to spend time with our amazing children. 
Last night we had a wonderful time together coloring eggs.

This morning started with a scavenger hunt since Tamara and Brandon are getting older. They had a lot of fun running around the house and outside trying to find all the clues that ended up leading back to their baskets.
Their first clue...

Lead straight to the Bible. 

The kids ran all over looking for their clues 

The clues finally lead them back to their baskets buckets. 
After lunch we all headed out to the local park to fly our kites and walk around. We had such a wonderful time!! 

What a wonderful day we had!!
 We can hardly wait to share our next Easter with Sydney and Lucien!!!
God Bless All of You and We Wish You a VERY Happy Easter!!

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