Easter. It is such a special holiday. One that for many is about a long weekend, hot cross buns and chocolate eggs and I have to admit that those things have their perks. ;) But this year it has been about more.
The joy of seeing my daughter open small gifts on Easter morning and of her gathering coloured plastic eggs into a pink basket with the neighbors chickens watching on. (She really is the cutest thing I've ever seen!)
Making hot cross porridge as I can't eat the buns at the moment.
Visiting a Catholic Church service at 3pm on Good Friday, full of story and meaning.
Acknowledging the cross and thanking Jesus for His gift. Watching families do the same together.
Celebrating Jesus resurrection at church on Sunday. Feeling moved and getting teary as a song was performed.
Walking along the pier with my family and taking some gorgeous photos.
Tonight I am grateful for my husband and daughter. For my parents. For this place where we rest and holiday together and for the gift of life that I find in Jesus.
Even when I live my life below what I know I should, he continues to bless me and to love me. Even when life takes on challenges and I am focused on them rather than my blessings and my place in Him, He remains faithful.
I am grateful for Jesus.