Follow along on our family's journey with our newly adopted daughter from China. I advocate for children as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, representing abused and neglected children in court. I share my faith here and my desire for the care and justice of the abandoned and lonely in the world.
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua
Sunday, April 4, 2010
HAPPY EASTER- HE IS RISEN!
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all had a blessed day and celebrated in your favorite traditional way. We colored Easter eggs yesterday after the Easter egg hunt at church. This morning the kids searched for their baskets and eggs that the Easter Bunny hid throughout the house during the night. Then we all got dressed and went to church for a beautiful outdoor service to celebrate the true meaning of the day- the joy of our Christ's resurrection from the dead and the forgiveness of our sins so that we can come to Him in peace knowing that He accepts and loves us just as we are. He is a loving God who cares about our needs and our peace. He is not a God who expects perfection, nor does He sit at a distance, unreachable. He is present and ready for relationship.
John 3:17- For God sent not His son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
Joshua set up and preparing to color his eggs, and yes, he's dressed for making a mess!
And the masterpieces begin!
Look at these beauties! That cute face is my favorite part!
Matthew's turn! Christina and her friend Alexis did some too.
Found my basket!
Matthew's basket was hidden in the oven. That silly Easter Bunny! We also got some awesome crafts from Lolli and Pops!
The boys clean and ready for Church. They don't stay that clean for long so I catch a picture when I can!
"Christinaaaa.....please come out for a picture." "Wait Mom, I'm still straightening my hair."
Classic moments in our conversations. She's probably the most awesome teenager a mom could ever have.