He Is Risen!
We have been a bit lonely. This is the first Easter we have spent without our oldest daughter. Sigh. We have two still at home. But we all feel the hole!
So we made our way to church this morning at Antioch.
Besides missing my girl, the day was amazing. I love this church!
The challenge is that we are called to give our lives away, and at the end of that is authentic, sustaining joy.
We shared a fun lunch at Red Robin, complete with comic relief from my son who, when presented with his second root beer before the meal was served, commented about our server (when she was probably not quite out of earshot), "Wow. She's really on it! Dad, you should give her extra."
After, we went home and prepared for the Sunday ritual of lazy.
But I was so pleasantly surprised to get a call from my brother, whom I see not nearly often enough. He and his love were in the neighborhood and wondered if we were doing anything...
It's amazing what light family who are friends can bring to a cloudy, snowy, lonely kind of day.
We played Wii. We laughed. We shared love and eggs.
All this and a raspberry limeade made for a beautiful Easter.
(yep. Still with the noise issues at only 400 iso...?)