Sunday, April 24, 2011

Not the Easter I had planned..................

At the beginning of the year - I started looking for matching Easter dresses for today! I was so excited to dress my girls alike and take them to church.  I also figured that since Easter was so late - it would be a warm, sunny day and I had visions in my head of coming home from church and hunting eggs after lunch. We invited our best friends over for lunch and looked forward to spending the day with them.

Things don't always go as planned.

Yesterday Harper didn't want to eat lunch and she said "Harper's tired" and wanted to take a nap.  I knew something was wrong.  Sure enough she woke up with 101 temp.  She has been SO healthy all winter.  She hasn't been sick since early fall.  But of course she woke up with a bug.  Last night she cried and just wanted her daddy to hold her and wanted to go to bed.  We had kind of a long night here last night.  So I knew church was out.
 She did get a fun box of goodies from her Gigi and Pap-pa that was fun for her and her great aunt Rebecca sent a package too.  Scott went on to church this morning because there was no reason for us to both miss. Harper is doing better today.  I'm a little bummed to miss church because I LOVE our Easter service.  We have a great preacher each year and amazing music and people always get saved on Easter and I love that.
It's also a cold, rainy, gloomy day.

We didn't even do Harper's Easter basket this morning with all the sickness going on.  The Easter Bunny is coming mid afternoon to our house instead. ha! I keep telling Scott this is just a season we are in.  We can't go and do a lot because we have an active toddler and a newborn.  We can't always make plans.  But I'm SO thankful to have two healthy daughters and no matter our circumstances these days - we are blessed to just have them.

I also keep singing the words to one of my favorite songs "In Christ Alone" to myself this morning as I do laundry and change diapers instead of worshipping at church...........Oh these words mean so much to me right now!

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

No power of hell, no scheme of man
Could ever pluck me from His hand
Til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I stand

Thank you for the cross!

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