I last blogged a week ago today (about potty language, as it were). What a glorious week it has been! My oldest son was confirmed and received his first communion at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night. He was surrounded by his family as his father laid his hands on our son's head. What a beautiful, emotional moment!
As we approached the altar for the confirmation, my heart was overwhelmed with love for the people in our congregation. We had just witnessed several baptisms and as we all sang Hallelujah, I imagined all of heaven singing Hallelujah to welcome these new children of God. Now here we were, approaching the altar, 19 strong (missing one daddy who was at the altar and three little ones who stayed home with a babysitter). So nineteen family members surrounded our son as he confirmed his faith. God's blessings are too plentiful to even comprehend! Oh, how He loves us!
The rest of the weekend was filled with family fun, conversation, food and Easter festivities. As we did two years ago for my daughter's confirmation weekend, we had a huge Easter egg hunt and Egg Roll competition. We were given a beautiful, sunny, warm day amidst lots of late winter chilly days, so we were able to be outside much of the weekend. It was perfect - all of it.
As if all this was not enough, we spent the last three days with family at an indoor water park and a museum. The kids had a blast with their cousins and we all enjoyed each other's company.
Regular life seems hard to adjust to now after so many mountaintop experiences!
"Every good and perfect gift is from above. . .: James 1:17a