Friday, April 16, 2010


Our family Easter Sunday 2010

I love this picture. It isn't the greatest picture of our family. Will is fussing. Reed isn't looking. Brad and I are both squinting a little. But I love it. We took this after church on Easter. You can't see the jellybean stains on Will's jon-jon. You can't hear him fussing. You can't see him kicking his daddy to let him down. It is our complete family for now. I couldn't quite picture this last Easter.

I was newly pregnant with Reed last Easter. Will had just turned 1 two days before. We had some ups and downs in the previous weeks and we weren't sure we were going to get to keep our new baby. We didn't see anything on the first ultrasound and then some of my labwork came back questionable. Last Easter was the day before I had a sonogram where we saw Reed for the first time. A little butterbean with a fluttering heart. I was unsure of what was going to happen. But I felt like everything was going to be fine. God told me everything would be fine. He gave me peace. He gave me hope. And that next day after Easter we saw God's work on that ultrasound. We saw his promise that things were going to be ok.

And this Easter, well, things are more than ok. They're wonderful. We have our two beautiful boys. They're healthy and bring so much joy. Our life isn't perfect but it is close. And it will be perfect one day because God sent His son to die for us and save us. One day we who are born again will be in Heaven and things will be 100% perfect. I can't wait. It is going to be the most wonderful place that we as humans can't even imagine! God promises everlasting life through Jesus. Our family Easter picture is a reminder to me that God keeps His promises.


Mary said...

What a beautiful family. I love hearing more of the back story-I didn't "know" you last Easter so I didn't realize how much we had in common with our pregnancies. I'm so glad that you had peace throughout the first few hard moments and that you felt God reassuring you that all would be well. It was and is!!

The Burgess family said...

What a great post, Sarah! thanks for sharing!

Erin @ Puddin' Sugar said...

You know what I love about that pic? Reed's chubby calves bubbling over the top of his knee socks!! Pure Adorable-Ness (and yes, I just made up a word)