From Joshua's first week (I think). My thought as I looked at it:
"These feet that never walked a step have blazed a trail."
That's my tummy - I always look like I'm smuggling a basketball while I'm pregnant.
A few thoughts about Easter
I woke up early this morning (a combination of setting the alarm - which Matt turned off before it alarmed and told me it was nearly 7am - and Oceana crying at the same time). I went with Oceana and my parents to a sunrise Easter service (we can do that stuff because it's still summer here). It's strange sometimes for Easter to be gorgeous weather - you never need to worry about whether or not your Easter dress is too springy (ie. You'll freeze your tush off). It was gorgeous. I took pictures. But I haven't uploaded the pictures yet, maybe tomorrow.
As I was sitting there thinking about Easter and Joshua I had a few thoughts.
**I am so glad that there is a resurrection in Christ. If Joshua had just died and this life was the end I would not be doing well. I would be slitting my wrists probably. How depressing to think about my baby - gone before me, gone too soon - with nothingness for eternity. But that's not the case at all! Because of Jesus Christ, the sacrifice He made in dying, and the wonderful resurrection of His physical body, there is an oppurtunity to be with Him forever.
15 March 2008 wasn't the end of my son's life. It was only the beginning.
**I am so glad that God didn't just set up "resurrection" or "life after death". He IMPLEMENTED it. He sent His son to be the FIRST to die and be raised. What a beautiful picture. But imagine if it were just a "theory" someone told us! I would have a really hard time believing it. Because I know that Jesus was raised, it is so much easier for me to believe that Joshua has been raised to life in anothe world - a heavenly realm where he is without defect and pain and any risk of death.
**I am so glad that death only happens once. There is eternal life - which (simplistic I know...) means there's never going to be another death for Joshua. Joshua is alive forever after. Happily Ever After. :) Perfect Cinderella-Ending for Oceana's gorgeous brother, huh?
Happy Easter. Eat some chocolate for me.