Amongst all the chaos, I hope I keep my cool and keep my eyes focused on why we have Easter in the first place. I loved teaching my Sunday School class the Easter lesson on Sunday, and every time I teach, it reminds me of all the truths the Bible has for us. I love that I am able to also teach myself just by opening the Bible up, doing some research, and putting a lesson together. The word of God is powerful, and even though I may not even be looking for anything for myself at the moment, it still reaches my heart and speaks to me. I am so thankful that Jesus was able to overcome sin and gain salvation for us all. It really is pretty amazing to think about what he went through, and how he was forsaken even by God at one point on the cross when he yelled, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" He had to do it alone, and he persevered, even though he was bound by the limitations of his earthly body.
On a completely unrelated note, here are some shots of Naomi at 8 1/2 months. I don't remember the details of that time now, but these pictures remind me of how she was then--pulling up on everything, so curious, and always on the go. We love her so!