Monday, March 24, 2008

Not your typical Easter

I tried! I really did! I had to work this weekend from Saturday morning until Monday morning. I had 5 1/2 hours off Sunday morning to celebrate our Risen King. So, late Friday night, I got everyone's clothes ironed for Easter Sunday. As soon as I got off work on Sun. at 9, I rushed home, bathed the babies, brushed Rebecca's hair, tied her bow on her dress and packed the diaper bags. We left for church early to get a decent seat. Whew! We made it! Well, sort of. Nate decided that he would rather be in the nursery, so Rob took him out after the singing. But, it took some convincing to get him to stay there, so Rob didn't get back in time to participate in communion. I was sitting there holding my "juice and cracker" when all of the sudden, I got a horrid tickle in the back of my throat. I hurried out as quickly as I could, leaving Becca, Zack and Eli alone in the pew. I met Rob coming in, handed him my communion juice and cracker and ran into the bathroom before coughing up my right lung. I thought for sure that Rob would go ahead and sit with the kids and take my communion. But, no, he was waiting for me in the hall holding the juice and cracker. Communion was over. I knew I wasn't going to be able to go back in with the tickle still there, so I went and sat in the van until church was over. Miraculously, my cough disappeared as quickly as it began. We came home for a lovely dinner. During dinner Rob recapped the sermon for me. He said it was one of the best Easter messages he has heard. Of course!

In all the rush, I didn't have time for pictures! (I'll take some later) I DID get to enjoy the singing at least! While I love contemporary music, I don't like it when the musicians and instruments are louder than the voices as it is in some churches. Not so at Hobe Sound. The voices can be heard loud and clear. I was moved when we were singing the hymn "He Lives". At the end of the song we repeated "He lives" several times and the sound of hundreds of voices raised together proclaiming that our King is alive moved me to tears. The message of Easter is real! I can't imagine how it will sound when there will be millions of voices singing around the throne. I hope each of you had a blessed Easter! Hopefully without all the drama we had to endure!

And Easter finery photos will be posted in the near future...


Misty said...

Ahh, sorry you had a time of it! Your family did look very nice Sunday morning :-) Wes mentioned that was the best Easter message he had heard too!

Debbie said...

Glad you were able to get in on a blessing in the service.

Easter slipped up on us so fast with our travel and it was not the same for us either. However the blessing is that we all can celebrate our Risen Lord and King.

Livin' out loud said...

Just wanted to let you know that I followed your blog from the CHSML group we are both on. I used to do what you do (caring for elderly in their home), I now work from home and LOVE it. We share the same philosophies regarding our children! I am totally loving homeschooling! Still have lots to learn though :-)