della may's first Easter.
and i had grand visions of sweet pictures of our 4 out in the sunshine of this lovely day.
and i tried. and didn't get a single good picture. as each child took off a part of their Easter garb, and got a little crabby or food on their face and i thought of my parents going through 7 rolls of film each christmas trying to get a single shot of the 5 of us smiling simultaneously.
it's real life. and i love it. and thankfully, Jesus loves us so much in spite of our mess. and on this first Easter for della, i was overwhelmed thinking about how often my parenting is a mess and i fail and mess up and need forgiveness. and the fact that Jesus came for me is the best news i've ever heard.
hallelujah! He is Risen!