Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter Joy

 "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, 
and just as I have planned, so it will stand."
Isaiah 12: 24

Life has a funny way of happening, and then when we reflect back on things, it is crystal clear just how much God has a hand in things.  As He "intends," so it goes.   I am not only talking about the death and resurrection of his only Son, and the wonderful season of Easter that we are now enjoying.   But also how He so clearly works in our lives, with His ultimate goal:  to simply have a closer relationship with us.  How grateful I feel, for seeing, and listening, and contemplating, and realizing...all His gifts, and all He does in my life.  I am blessed... 

by family, 

and friends,

and HIM, 

all around me, 

every day.   

Look on.  It is so evident.

The Cincinnati Zoo:

All the tulips were in full beautiful.

With this group, this was as good as it was going to get!

Dying Easter eggs for the first time...

Pure excitement.

 Cousin Lindsay's 15th Birthday party...

Surrounded by love.

 More time at the zoo... This time the one in Indianapolis:

This is who greeted us right when we walked in.  Her name was Marcy!

(How nice it was to have Mom remind us she was with us!)

The dolphin show was fabulous!  (notice one of them behind Lindsay)


Easter Sunday....