Easter has always been my favorite holiday... knowing that Jesus loved me so much that He would make the ultimate sacrifice just blows me away... For some reason, Easter season also reminds me of my Mimi. I suppose it's all of the wonderful memories I have of her... church on Easter morning, egg hunts at her house, an amazing dinner that she prepared... I loved everything about it. I know she'd love this little girl:
Sometimes it's hard to believe that she has never met Addie. I know she watches her, though... :)
This song is on my mind tonight. It also reminds me of Mimi. I always sat beside her at church, and I can just hear her singing this in my ear. It was one of her favorites. She had the best voice.
"The Old Rugged Cross"
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suff’ring and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.
Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.
In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
We were married on July 5, 2008. We welcomed our first child, Adelyn Noelle, on January 15, 2010. "Addie" was 13 weeks early, but she is doing well! She's our little miracle, and we can't wait to see the plans God has for her! Our second miracle girl, Ava Rae, was born on March 14, 2013! Our family is now complete with Addie and Ava. :) We are loving being married and being parents...and doing what we can to glorify God with our life together. :)