Monday, April 12, 2021

Easter Joy!

 


Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. ~Proverbs 17:6

Oh, what an amazing visit we enjoy last week with daughter, Sarah, son-in-love, John, and the three grands - Virginia, Savannah and Alexandra!  As there isn't room to allow all of them to stay at our house, we secure a beautiful hotel room nearby; Virginia, however, spends every night with us, just like in the "old" days.  Parents and sisters come by each day to hang out together.

There are so many fun things we do during this time, but Easter is one of the highlights.  See the photo above?  That's Virginia getting ready to help the Easter bunny hide eggs for her siblings.  She informs us on no uncertain terms, that she is too old to go on egg hunts anymore.  Such a bittersweet statement to hear!


When the rest of the family arrives, it's time for the egg hunt to begin!





Both Savannah and Alexandra relish the big hauls in their baskets.  How surprised they are to open the plastic eggs and find coins instead of candy.




But this is just the tip of the iceberg for our Easter festivities.  The girls open gifts from their mom and dad.  What treasures!





Last, but not least, they open the gifts from Gammie and Papa.



Did any of you guess as to which T-shirt would go to each girl?


That's right!  Virginia loves anything space and everything cats, Savannah is enamored by unicorns and little Alexandra envisions herself as a super hero, so she got the Captain Marvel tee.

I'd venture to say that the adults bring as much joy to them at Eastertide as they bring to us!

May we all continue to celebrate our risen Lord!

Amen!

46 comments:

  1. Praise the Lord that after all this time of waiting, at last, you got to spend some time together again; and enjoy this most important Christian celebration of all.

    May God bless you all always. You created great memories for your grand-children.

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    1. Yes, Victor, praising the Lord, indeed, for this sweet time together! Creating memories is what I do hope we did for the grands, and that those will be filled with love.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Great pictures but even greater memories. Thanks for sharing your Easter celebration with us Martha. I love seeing the girls growing up. And there is absolutely no doubt they are sisters!

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    1. Yes, Bill, they are growing so fast it makes me wish they would just slow down for a spell. So glad you enjoyed these photos of our very joyful Easter together!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Well, I had the t-shirts ALL wrong!! LOL. That is so funny! I totally got it wrong. Oh well, now that I see them on the girls, they all make sense! And they are getting so big and lovely. Virginia is sprouting right up so tall and pretty, and so very grown-up if she doesn't want to hunt the Easter eggs anymore. But I'm glad she helped hide them for the others. Looks like you had a perfect time together in every way. So happy for you all...and that was smart to put them up in a hotel nearby and also to give you and Virginia some time together. I am sure that made her feel even more grown up! Precious memories for all of you! I know you are missing them now, but hopefully it won't be too long before you can all be together again. Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!!

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    1. Don't fret about getting the t-shirts wrong, Pamela. At least you ventured a guess! Virginia did so enjoy her one-on-one time with Gammie and Papa when she had it, and yes, I miss them already and looking forward to seeing them all again this summer once school is out. Virginia will be staying with us for at least two weeks!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. They grow up so fast. Treasure each moment!

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    1. I know, Glynn, way too fast! Yes, every moment with them is a treasure, that's for sure. How I miss them!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Thank you for sharing all the adorable photos and so glad you were able to have such a nice Easter visit with them.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos, Martha! There are more to come in the next post.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Dearest Martha Jane,
    How lovely for having had a precious time together with family around Easter!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  7. Oh Martha! I was so looking forward to seeing the girls, and you certainly didn't disappoint! I'm so glad Virginia stayed with you and Danny like she used to.
    Is there a road trip to Carolina planned for when Danny's recovered?

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    1. I'm sure there will be a road trip in the future, Myra, but as it stands now, Danny isn't supposed to drive for six months. I think they will come here again after school is out to leave Virginia with us for several weeks. Can't wait!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. What fun and this post just oozes joy!!!

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    1. Yes, Jean, we had such a wonderful time together. It is an Easter I will always remember.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Your pics and commentary made me smile, Martha. We too revel in the delight of family time with our grown children and grands. Last weekend was the first time we were able to visit our older son and his family. No masks and first hugs in over a year! Downright heavenly.

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    1. Oh, Nancy, I'm so very happy to hear your good news!!! Being reunited with family after such a tortuous year is simply the best. I know you all had as marvelous a time as we did.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. What a wonderful time it sounds like everyone had. Is that a perpetual smile I see on your face Ms. Martha Jane? So happy for all y'all; and praying that Mr. Danny is back to pestering you on a daily basis now. God's blessings folks.

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    1. Yep, J. D., there is a broad smile on my face these days. Oh, what a great time we had! Mr. Danny is doing much better, praise God, although he is not allowed to drive for six months - a hassle, for sure, but we're trying to make the best of it.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. This post put a big smile on my face! I am SO HAPPY that you got to spend Easter with your three grands there with you!! I know how you have missed them. Great photos! Praise God!! xo

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    1. So glad to know that this post brought a smile to your face, Terri! Yes, we had such a happy week with the grands; my only regret is that it was so short.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. What a blessing, Martha. Thanks for sharing! The girls are darling.

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    1. Yes, Beckie, it certainly was a blessing for all of us, and thanks for your sweet words about the girls. I think they're pretty cute myself, but of course, I'm a bit biased. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Glad you had such a precious and wonderful time with your the family and your grand girls over Easter! Virginia has certainly grown up indeed, and wonderful that you got to spend some one-on-one time with her!

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    1. Yes, Marilyn, we truly savored that one-on-one time with Virginia, but of course, we loved having everyone here. All the girls are growing up so fast and we are already looking forward to seeing the entire family over the summer.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Oh, Martha, how precious are your grandchildren. Thank you for sharing your lives with them with us all. What a blessed Easter you had. I'm so happy for you for I know how you long to be with them again.

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    1. Thank you, Diane, for your kind words here. It was a most blessed Easter, one I'll always remember.
      Love and blessings!

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  15. What wonderful shared love moments you must have had after so long apart. I know you saved up all that sweetness for the days to come. There is nothing in the world as grand as spending time with the grands. God bless you all.

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    1. You are so right, Nells. Nothing is sweeter in life than being with your grandchildren, and yes, we savored every moment!
      Love and blessings!

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  16. Thank you for sharing these precious memories of this much-needed visit, Martha. Truly a blessing. :) I am so happy for you all that you got to get together. Love and blessings, my friend!

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    1. We are still over the moon, Trudy, that we could spend a week with our family. Yes, the memories are precious!
      Love and blessings!

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  17. It's the little things in life that are infinitely the most important. This is a prime example of the joy we share in the presence of loved ones.

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    1. Absolutely, Debra! Small, joyful moments are the best.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. Boa tarde meus queridos amigos, parabéns pela linda família que vocês tem, Deus abençoe vocês cada vez mais.

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    1. Thank you, Luiz! Yes, I do love my family and it was great to finally see them again.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Yay, Martha! I've been waiting to hear all about it and see the photos! So excited that this finally happened. I know your heart was bursting with joy to have them visit!

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    1. Absolutely bursting, Karen! We had a marvelous reunion, and I'm already looking forward to seeing them during the summer vacation.
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Ah precious indeed Martha to see the joy all experienced, had no idea re the tee shirts but makes total sense ... so very thankful for you that family came to you when you couldn’t go to them. I trust hubby is mending nicely, and yes moment by moment being thankful for our Risen Saviour and Lord is vital to our Christian walk, alleluia! what a Saviour!
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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    1. We are so thankful, too, Shaz, that the family could travel to see us. We had been separated for way too long! Yes, Danny is doing better, praise God, and that is a blessing.
      Love and blessings!

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  21. What fun!! No egg hunts for me this year, but it was still a wonderful Easter. So glad you were with your loved ones!
    Blessings!

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    1. Oh, Loralu, we did have such fun with all of our kids, and we can't wait to see them again in the summer!
      Love and blessings!

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