Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010

Last week was not the week I had planned. I feel so bad that I didn't post much last week, but truly every thing that happened last week caused so many emotions in me that I didn't even know how to voice one thought that I was thinking.

I still don't.

My grandma, who was 96 years old took a turn for the worse last week and late in the afternoon on Saturday she went to be with her Lord and Savior. It has been so sad for me and my family because we will miss her so very much and yet we are so thankful that she is in no more pain and was able to spend Easter in heaven.

Easter has had a very different feel this year and so much more meaning for me. "Because He lives I can face tomorrow. . ."

I still can't find the words to tell you what a special lady she was, but I will have to write a post about her as soon as I can to tell you about her.

We went ahead with our Easter celebration because we needed to be together. My parents had Easter dinner at their house on the farm.

I'm not sure how much I will be able to post this week either but I will try. One of the first things on the agenda for the week is finishing the girl's Easter dresses. I'm so glad I had already sewed a few new dresses that they could wear because the dresses I had planned for Easter didn't happen.

But that was okay, because as fun as new dresses and shoes are they aren't actually important for a meaningful Easter.

Easter is a time of remembering that Jesus paid the debt for our sin by dying on the cross. But the most exciting part is that he didn't stay dead, but arose from the grave the third day conquering sin and death once and for all.

All we have to do is believe on Him to be saved and have eternal life. (John 3:16, Acts 16:31)

Praying a special prayer doesn't save you, doing good works doesn't save you either because you can never do quite enough.

When I came to the realization that there was NOTHING I could do, that I deserved NOTHING but death and punishment for the my sins, Jesus saved me. It was a free gift freely given!

Amazing Grace!

One day I will get to see my grandma again!


  1. I am very sorry for your loss Jody. I hope you find comfort in your loved ones and in your good memories. I lost my much loved Grandpa two years ago and still miss him so much. He was 91, so wise and gentle as i'm sure your Grandma was.

  2. Thank you Jane. I didn't realize it would be as hard as it has been to lose my Grandma. The memories have been making us laugh and cry.

  3. Jody, I am so sorry. :(

    What amazing memories you'll have of her.


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