A Day of Grace
What a glorious day! Yesterday we had our large family Easter party, with 30 children and all my immediate family. The weather was perfect, the children were giddy with joy, and the adults were glorying in the blessing of our children, our Redeemer, and our Faith. We had an egg hunt, lots of food, and so much laughter, I feel full for a long time.
By far, my favorite food was the Trader Joe's cheese, aged chedder with carmalized onions, and the Yellow Tail Shiraz. I made a roasted veggie dish, and a flourless chocolate cake that were to die for. The ham was delicious, the fruit my dad brought was bountiful, and the prociutto (sp?) was delicious with the goat cheese and cantalope.
Today was wonderful, coming off the high of the party. The weather again was glorious, I didn't have to cook because of all the left overs, and the house came together again rather quickly.
I worked on an icon today, The Good Shepard. What peace! What joy to spend my free time today working on a blessed image of my Lord and Saviour. He was definately with me today, I could just feel it.
My husband was flying out of town today to visit his brother, but alas! it wasn't to be. He called me midday, saying that on the way there, the plane had to land in Denver as one of the engines BLEW UP!! and they had to land. He was calm as a cucumber, and is now home, safe and sound. But really, my heart was in my mouth thinking of it. I try no to worry when he travels, and this morning when he left, I was unusually calm. Then, just a few hours later, I hear of this incident, and realize how close we came to disaster. Thank you dear Lord, for preserving my life as it is now!
Today, my three year old son was telling me of a "true story" where he and my seven year old son were on a mission, and they encountered a green dinosaur. My seven year old stabbed the dinosaur just as the large, curling teeth were closing on my three year old. Then, the two boys were on the way home, and a BLUE dinosaur attacked them. This time, both boys used their swords (sticks) to slay the evil beast. They, too, are now tucked in bed, safe and sound. I asked him if this was a dream, and he said, No, this was a real mission they were on. He said his brother was nice to him to kill that dinosaur just in time.
So there you have it, a grace filled day, full of love, protection, and good left-overs. Does it get any better than this?