Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter

I'm slowly trying to catch up on blogging. It has been very busy the past few days and I didn't want to bombard everyone with a 2 mile long blog entry so I thought I would break them up a little.

After Granny's party on Saturday afternoon, Bryan and I drove back into town with her to attend the revival services at her church, Unity Missionary Baptist Church. After a long week and emotional day I needed some God and I needed some church! It was the last night and she did not want to miss it. Although we were very tired, we were still very blessed. Her church (which was my church while I lived with her in high school and college before I married) is very small. Her regular crowd is usually less than 25. But we got to sing old Hymns...something Bryan and I have been longing for. We both said we could have sang for another hour. The preaching was great too. The title of the message was "No Wonder Its Called Amazing." Of course, he was talking about the grace of God. Being there made me miss my Poppy but I know he is in heaven and I wouldn't want him to have to live here on earth anymore. Being with Granny, singing the old hymns, and hearing powerful preaching was a sweet moment and it was a healing balm to my heart.

As I'm typing this (Wednesday afternoon), I have the window open at work and I can hear the soft breeze and the birds chirping. I love those sounds. I miss them in the winter. The soft, sweet sounds of Spring bring a calming to me. Going back to this weekend (I get sidetracked easily)........

We spent another 2 hours at Granny's after the revival service. She and I sat on her bed for quite a long time reading all the cards she got and we opened her gifts. She received some wonderful comments from family and friends. What a neat memory it was for me to be able to do this with her and see what people had to say.

Our Easter Sunday was spent in the church Bryan and I attended before moving to the OKC metro area, Fitzhugh Baptist Church. It is a wonderful church and a great place to go back to visit. The pastor and people are so very genuine and personal. I loved seeing friends and getting lots of hugs! Bro. Steve (the pastor) and Bryan along with some other men try to take an annual fishing trip to Calico Rock, AR each year. I've been trying to get them to let me go with them. When I mention it, they all laugh!!!
We left church and drove back to Bryan's parents. Bryan's mom had cooked a fabulous Sunday meal!! Here's our Easter picture. Our attire was not that springy but I think my man looked very handsome in his suit!! I can't say the same for myself. For some reason I had my sweater pulled down straight as a board!! And I had a necklace on but you just can't see it in this picture. I'm thinking I need Caroline and Kelly to do some shopping for me. Don't you wish we could have personal shoppers! Sometimes I feel so plain. And yes, I did a pack a lavender tie and a purple sweater on purpose. Call me corny but we matched on purpose!!


Blogging friends, you are very special to me. Thank you for letting me share my life all with the ups and downs!!

6 comments:

Kim said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I have so much fun writing about my little boys. I love reading other blogs also and am glad I have a new one to read!

Candy said...

You both look great, Julie!! I think it is so cute that you match. Your sweater looks perfectly fine. Don't be so hard on yourself. :) I'm a fine one to say that! Ha!!
I'm so glad ya'll had a great Easter!

Betsy said...

Julie,
Thank you for your comment on my blog yesterday! I am always excited to meet new friends! I love your Easter pictures and I can totally relate to your feelings of peace and calm when you were at your Granny's church singing all the old hymns! I love those, too. My dad is a Baptist preacher and I grew up on all those songs and they make me feel so close to God!

I am going to add you to my favorites so I can get to know you better!

Have a great rest of your day!

Lindsey said...

What a cute little couple! Y'all are all matchy matchy. I love it!

Angela said...

I think you look great, crazy girl! Sounds like you had a nice Easter.

Melissa said...

I love that color on you! I with you on feeling plain. I would love a personal shopping!!!