Monday, April 18, 2022

For God so Loved . . .

 


For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~John 3:16


From the time she can walk, we host an Easter egg hunt for granddaughter, Virginia.


And years later, her sisters, Savannah and Alexandra join in.



What happy celebrations we share before the family moves away . . .

I truly wish that Danny and I could have spent Easter with our beautiful granddaughters, but we are thankful that they could do so with our son-in-law, John, his sister and her husband, along with their children, and his parents, Grandpa and Kiki.  The photos my daughter, Sarah, share with us more than capture the fun and joy the cousins are having on this glorious holiday, creating lasting family bonds of love.

And isn't that what Easter is all about?  God's love for His children?









From L-R:  Virginia, Savannah, Evie, Griffin, and Alexandra


Acting goofy!


The outdoor Easter egg hunt!  Look who found the Golden Egg - 


Alexandra!

I sincerely hope, my friends, that your Easter filled you with peace, joy, hope, and most of all, love!

Amen!

31 comments:

  1. Wonderful family photos for you to treasure with love and pride.

    God bless you and your whole family, Martha.

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    1. Thank you, Victor! Yes, I will certainly treasure these photos.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Distance and our ex son-in-laws dislike for Christmas and Easter sort of changed our plans a lot. We had a busy morning and then a quiet afternoon (although I did go to the office for a couple of hours). The morning celebration was well worth it. So glad you had the chance to experience this with your three "young-uns" even though it was from a distance.

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    1. I have to admit, Bill, I miss those little girls every single day, but I am glad they could have fun with their cousins and John's parents this Easter. We have such special memories of them spending Easter with us . . . Maybe, next year?
      Love and blessings!

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  3. They'll remember those family get-togethers for the rest of their lives.

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    1. Yes, they will, Glynn. Such a special day!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Unlike Tom, I never had the opportunity to spend 'fun' time with my cousins. He's 80 now and still recounts the great memories. I hope your treasures will do the same someday!

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    1. I have great memories of times spent with cousins, too, Myra. I think the girls will remember this Easter with special fondness.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. They surely do seem to have the Easter spirit. Love and fellowship. Hugs and blessings

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    1. Yes, they do, Nells. I'm so happy to see them so happy.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. I had a wonderful Easter and it looks like your family enjoyed theirs. Maybe next year you and Danny can be part of the in-person fun!! xo

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    1. Yes, Terri, it did look like you had a wonderful Easter, and I do hope we can see the grands next year so we can share in the joy personally.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Bonding between first cousins is very important and they can become as close as siblings.
    Easter of course is a lovely time for being with family together.
    You were there in thought and you could view them in action; that is the benefit of nowadays' technology.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Yes, cousins can certainly become as close as siblings, Mariette, that's for sure. My daughter, Sarah, and her cousin, Rebecca, have always been close. We took vacations together, and Rebecca was Sarah's maid of honor. I think of her more as a daughter than a niece.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Looks like all had a great time; and you and Mr. Danny did as you relived it with them through photos. And thank you, Ms. Diane and I had a great time with Easter services, and the fellowship continued through dinner with friends.

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    1. Sounds like you enjoyed a splendid Easter day, J. D. I so wish we could have attended church in person for Easter, but we knew it would be crowded, so plan to finally return to church this coming Sunday. So happy for the kids!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Oh, such riches to see your family and beautiful and happy kids, a picture indeed of the Father's love.

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    1. Definitely a picture of the Father's love, Marja, when families have good times together. So happy the girls got to spend time with their other grandparents as well as with their aunt and uncle, and the cousins.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! Yes, I thought their joy would certainly shine through.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Olá Martha
    Linda comemoração. Sim, a Páscoa é o amor de Deus por nós, um forte abraço.

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    1. Easter is the pinnacle of God's great love for us, Lucinalva.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Look at those carefree smiles. I hope you're able to see those precious girls soon, Martha!

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    1. Oh, yes, Nancy, we're already counting the days until we can see them all again. Just so happy to know how happy they all were on Easter.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Such joy to see your gorgeous family, Martha.

    Love, hugs and blessings!

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  14. Absolutely precious! Thanks for sharing those amazing grands with us.

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    1. Thanks so much, Beckie! I hope and pray that you are still doing well, my friend. Looking forward to seeing you blogging again!
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Happy Easter to you too. What a great group of photos and wow, she is growing up quickly!

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    1. She sure is, Jean. I can't wait to see Virginia in June; she's supposed to spend at least two weeks with us.
      Love and blessings!

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