Thursday, April 23, 2009

So I love being able to post videos on our blog - and it's super easy which is always a bonus. This one is from this morning. Sophie loves to play on mommy and daddy's bed. She bounces around, carefully (after my sister slamming her mouth into my parents headboard when she was 2 it freaks me out!) And she loves to pretend she's going to bed under the covers. She's quite the character. Molly, as always, laughs at Sophie's antics. So much fun having my sweet girls! :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sweet Little Girls

I took this video while getting the girls ready for bed tonight. So wonderful to watch them interact with each other. I was especially excited to get Sophie saying "Jesus" on camera. We talk and sing about Jesus all the time. It is so sweet to hear her little voice say the name of our precious Savior. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Dress

Can I just say how much I LOVE Holy Week? Everything about it from the kids waving palm branches on Palm Sunday to the final rejoicing of our risen Savior on that blessed Easter morning is magical to me. My parents placed a deep love for Jesus and the church in me when I was very young. We were always at church and always serving and continuously communing with other believers. I have wonderful memories of events and specific services at church from my childhood. Probably the one that sticks out the most is Easter Sunday. Every year I would receive a new dress for Easter. My mom would either make one for my sisters and me (I know, she's wonder woman) or we would have one of the store bought variety. I remember one year specifically (I think I was 5 or 6) I even had the white hat and a purse to go with. I enjoyed the whole process of picking out a new dress or going with my mom to the fabric store and selecting the right pattern, fabric, lace and buttons and when I put the perfect dress on Easter morning I felt so pretty and so special. This year I took the time of choosing just the right dresses for my girls. I wanted them to feel pretty and special just like I did for so many years. It's silly, right? To spend so much time on something so insignificant like dresses. But as an adult I think of how my mom took the time so make me feel as special as I did. And I want to do the same for my girls.

As I reflect on the Cross and everything that Jesus sacrificed on our behalf I think back on all the Easter dresses I have worn and all the dresses my girls will wear. Everyone of them will be special and make us feel beautiful, but none of them can compare to the garment of grace and redemption that our Savior has clothed us in. By the shedding of His blood we are forgiven!! Praise You Jesus!

So today I put on my girls dresses and praised God for giving us the ultimate Easter dress, His love! Happy Easter from The Miersmas!