Happy Friday! I?m linking up with Susanne to share some good things from my week. It?s a great exercise that forces me to slow down for a few minutes and think about the blessings in my life that I might otherwise take for granted.
1. Last weekend I returned home after spending ten days in Florida. I was there for a couple of weeks ?back in February when my mom had a health scare, and this was a follow-up visit to check on her. I am happy to report that her health is almost back to 100%. After suffering from an undiagnosed condition for several years, she finally found a doctor who identified the problem and offered a solution that worked. My mom is now able to eat anything she wants to eat and has the energy needed to continue her active lifestyle. We had a great time together doing whatever we wanted to do each day: shopping, relaxing by the pool, eating out, or just hanging around the house. Her improved health is a huge answer to prayer!
2. Resurrection Sunday is always one of my favorite days of the year. There’s nothing more uplifting to me than remembering that Christ’s victory over death means that we have the promise of eternal life with Him. Hallelujah! Our day started out early with a sunrise service at the county park. This was the first sunrise service since we?ve lived in the North that it wasn?t freezing outside; the weather was perfect! After the short sunrise service, we all went back to the church fellowship hall for a delicious breakfast followed by Sunday school and preaching service. That evening, our choir presented an Easter cantata. It was a very long day, but also a very blessed day.
3. Shay?s college had a four-day Easter break, so she was able to come home for the long weekend. We were able to get a family?picture on Sunday before she headed back to school. Notice that I am now the shortest one in the family. 🙂
4. My in-laws arrived on Monday and are spending a few days with us. We always enjoy having them visit.
5. Spring has finally arrived! When we first moved to West Virginia, fall was my favorite season. After making it through a few cold, gray winters, spring is now my favorite time of the year. When I left for my trip to Florida, the trees were still pretty bare. It?s amazing how quickly things can change in just a couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to taking a hike with my camera this weekend and enjoying God’s creation.
Oh Paula, how grown up your beautiful children are!! it has been great fun to see them grow via your blog.?
Spring has finally sprung here in NY too and I am thrilled. Today is a bit chillier but rain came through last nught and everything looks so green.
Praise the Lord that your mother has answers to her health issue and that she is on the mend.
I hope you have a lovely hike out in God’s creation!
I’m glad your mom was able to get a diagnosis at last! Why do these things take so long, I wonder. And also happy that she is able to feel healthy again. Sweet family photo!
What did you do with your children? They are so grown up and you have a beautiful family. So glad to hear that your mother’s health has improved. Your Easter sounds wonderful. It’s such a day of blessing.
What a beautiful family picture. Always good to have the whole family together. That’s great news about your mum’s health must be such a relief.
Barbara H. says
So glad your mom’s health has improved! Amen about Easter Sunday. I haven’t been to an Easter sunrise service since college days – sounds lovely with the breakfast to follow as well. Beautiful family photo. I ended up the shortest in my family as well, funny since I am medium-tall and not used to being short. 🙂 How neat your in-law’s could visit!
Susanne Sherring says
What a lovely family photo! So nice that your college daughter was able to come home for Easter. Glad to hear your mom is doing well.
Thank you, Susanne!
Paula, so very glad to hear of your mother’s improvement! It’s strange when you know something isn’t right, but can’t find a doctor that can figure it out. 8 years later, we still have not gotten a correct diagnosis for my husband. Your family is beautiful! I also started following along years and years ago, and it’s hard to believe how much your sweeties have grown. We live near Old Salem, and every year they have the Easter Sunrise Service very early. I stopped going when I had little ones to get ready for church. But, it sure is beautiful. Happy Spring and enjoy your photo opportunities! 😉
Hi, Karen! Yes, I’m so thankful for a correct diagnosis for my mom. I can only imagine the long road it’s been for your husband. Happy spring to you, too! ?