I feel like Easter weekend started for us Thursday night, even though we both worked Good Friday. Thursday night, we attended a Staff Dinner at the church Ronnie works at, and got to experience the Good Friday service as a staff and family. We did this so we would be able to attend the service, but also serve on Friday night. The service was incredible and so powerful.
On Friday night, I served in our nursery and held babies while their parents attended the service. Ronnie and I were able to run out to grab some dinner real quick, but then he went back to work to get ready for Easter Sunday at church. These past few weeks we've both been SO busy at work, and our schedules have made it hard to spend time together. Tis the season, right?!
Saturday my friend Molly and I ran EIGHT MILES people. Eight whole miles. By the end I was exhausted and could feel the blisters forming with each step, but it was still the highlight of my day. As tired as I was after, I felt like a million bucks! When I got home, Ronnie was still at the church working, so I gave myself a free pass on all the housework and sat on my porch with a diet coke and read a good book.
Sunday my mom attended church with us, and then we spent the afternoon BBQ-ing at my brothers house. It was a real treat to have the whole family together, and I got to play a bunch with my precious niece so I was thrilled. Our first married Easter was a success. Although, I am kind of sad that we don't have many major "first married" holidays between now and our one year anniversary! Wah!
I hope you got to spend the day reflecting on what Jesus did for us on the cross, and what the resurrection means in our every day lives. Because Jesus overcame the grave, He has given us new life in Him, the power to overcome sin, hurt, pain, failure and fear. Today, I am feeling refreshed and renewed which is a nice change from my normal miserable state on Monday mornings. Have a wonderful day, friends!