Easter Sunday was a little chilly, but this photo was taken after the weekend finished. We attended Sonrise service at 6am, and although it was extremely early, I really felt so refreshed being awake that early, giving worship and celebrating a risen Lord. It also seemed how everyone was happy just fellowshipping together, actually having time to just sit, chat, and laugh, without after church responsibilities, so it was a sigh of relief and rest. The weeks prior to Easter was very challenging, esp. being 8 months pregnant. I tried not to complain, and denied the fatigue, but I’ve learned in every challenge, I can either cry and act like the victim, or I can stand and let God be my joy throughout the process. Many times in life, I’ve been given that choice, and I’ve always tried to choose the latter. Discouragements come, but I’ve grown never to dwell in people, what people may say, never to dwell in complaining or thinking about myself…but being a better person. Preparing for the concert was really a challenge…every cantata seems to be…the preparation and planning, coupled w/ Perze’s responsibilities in the ministries as well. But I don’t think I’d want to […]
Emma is now 3 and a half years old and she’s been pretty much on the spot with her growth milestones. Last night I heard her read for the first time. Nothing fancy, just simple, single syllable words like yes, no, good, etc. What really amazed me was her ability to identify the letter, recall what it sounds like and then connecting all the other letters together. It’s that moment of epiphany that made me leap for joy from the inside when I heard her read the word “good” for the first time. Guh-oo, Goo-d, guh-oo-d, Good! I heard her yell it out and it made me leap for joy. I know Marchesa put her career on hold when we decided for her to stay with the baby and that decision that we made 4 years ago has really paid off considering how Emma has grown. Good job both of you. You two really make me proud.