Sunday, April 12, 2009


Last night I got online to check out Facebook. Many of my friends and family were wishing everyone a Happy Easter. One of my friends from high school, Allison, left a very sweet message that I've been thinking about ever since I read it. Her younger sister, Carla, passed away last year due to a sudden illness. Carla was 28 years old and left behind a husband and young child. I know Allison and her family have been dealing with the same feelings of grief and loss during this last year that my family and I have been feeling these last few weeks. Here is what Allison had to say... "This will be Carla's best Easter...with a total understanding of Christ's resurrection and a perspective that I pray I will see a glimpse of tomorrow." This morning as I sat in church celebrating Christ's victory of death, I kept imagining Adam worshipping this morning in the presence of our risen Savior. As sad as we are now, Allison is right, Adam got to have his best Easter ever.

Here is Ruth Ann on her first Easter Sunday. Grammie bought Ruth Ann this beautifully smocked dress...I wish I could take credit for smocking it...maybe next year Ada & Ruth Ann can have matching Easter dresses hand smocked by yours truly! This was also Ruth Ann's first day in the church nursery. I think she had the biggest bow in the room!

I can take credit for this cute top...I appliqued it a few weeks ago. Ada has a matching shirt (the bunny on her shirt is much larger than Ruth Ann's). I hear it was the hit of the egg hunt she went to yesterday. I know you're thinking "Can this shirt get any cuter???" Oh, yes it can...

I think the back of it makes it one of the cutest Easter tops I've ever seen. I know Ruth Ann and Ada will have many dresses with this pattern appliqued on them for years to come!

I debated about whether or not to make an Easter basket for Ruth Ann. I grew up having an Easter basket waiting on me Easter morning and it is something I want to do for Ruth Ann too, but honestly, what would I put in it??? Hair bows, diapers and pacifiers?? We'll wait until next year to start this tradition. Instead of pictures with her Easter basket I decided to get some pictures of Ruth Ann with me and Arch.

Ruth Ann and Daddy...I love this picture...I love them both so much!

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1 comment:

The Hicklins said...

Wow! I am in awe of your strength. May God continue to give you peace in the midst of this storm.