Goodbye, March

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Just a blip of home life recently… Every morning begins with coffee, of course.  {More like creamer with a little coffee…} :) I am a wee behind on my Book of Lists this week; it should be up this weekend. With friends on Spring Break and Easter last weekend, we’ve been on the go! Although I’m happy to say that one little knit project is a touch away from being finished (white yarn, above) for a little cutie who just turned two.

We had a nice Easter weekend, spent with family. The girls hunted for eggs, consumed lots {and lots} of colorful sugar, dyed eggs, and loved snuggling with Bueli, Grandpa, and Papa.

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I love blurred photos of kids… it’s just exactly how they are, jittery and too excited to sit still. :) My friend/sister-in-law Shannon set up a cute kids’ table–Liv loved all the decorations and candy. Of course.

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It was a fun, but quiet weekend; I very much appreciated this and felt like I was able to reflect on what Easter means to me. Our pastor gave a wonderful sermon on Sunday about Jesus being the Good Shepherd–he used a text I normally I don’t hear this time of year, but one that is very precious to my heart: John 10.  If you’d like, you can listen to it here–just click the sermon on the top, titled “The Great Shepherd.” (In the beginning of the sermon, we watched a short video, so it’s quiet for a little while… keep listening :)

This last year, through Bible studies, I’ve gleaned so much about Jesus’ character; I don’t think my heart was soft enough to notice some of these things before, even though I’d read the same verses over the years…So I’m grateful to be in a place where they nurture my hurt and give me comfort. Do you ever hug your Bible? :) I feel like I’ve been doing that a little more lately, just appreciating God’s word and what it speaks into my life. Through the book of John especially, I am continually touched by how compassionate, gracious, and kind Christ is to those he interacts with. Full of truth, gentle… and also just, and righteous, and beyond powerful.  I am awestruck and humbled to personally know and serve a God like this, who truly loves and shows me how to love. And this time of year especially, it is wonderful to be assured that those who believe in Him will rise with Him–a precious promise my mom clung to last February, and one that I know I will claim myself someday. Amen!

{I appreciate you reading my journey through grief… I never really know how much to mention things, but I know I’m changing and growing, and writing just helps so much! And having you be a part of it helps me learn how to be more transparent…something that’s on my bucket list of life… :) }

And so it’s April already. I wish our spring season was longer in Colorado–either our little flowers get pummeled with snow once they sprout, or they wither up once the moisture stops and the heat pours in.  Right now I’m trying to figure out what to plant in our raised beds this year… something I probably should’ve figured out before now. ;)

Enjoy your day, friends!

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2 thoughts on “Goodbye, March

  1. Mindy, aren’t you so glad we are constantly moving along in our relationship with Jesus Christ. Each day He reveals Himself to me with a fresh Word..and I am so in need of that.
    “Satisfy me in the morning with your unfailing love, that I may sing and rejoice all the day.”

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