Sunday, April 12, 2009

Redeemed and Esteemed

I will esteem His death by the life I lead. How blessed I am that He chose to die a brutal, excruciating death and separation from the Father, so that I don't have to. Thank you, Jesus.

This weekend has been wonderful and much needed. Time with my sister (and surrogate baby sister) on her birthday was just what I needed to refresh and rejuvenate. Below are some weekend shots.


I just received word from Little that my Louisiana grandfather (not my blood relative, but he and his entire family have been closer to us than most actual family members and basically raised my mom and her two sisters after their parents died when they were teenagers) is in the hospital. He has been having severe problems swallowing and thus has been choking often. Apparently today he had a particularly bad episode and was admitted to the hospital for tests. He has been rapidly declining over the past year or so and is so weak and feeble. Papa has lived an incredibly full and blessed life and has served such a huge role in our lives as a kind, gentle, constant presence. Maybe he'll be fine; maybe the Lord is ready to bring him home. Either way, please pray for the doctors, Papa's wife Mimi and our family.

8 comments:

jlc said...

You are too cute!! Looks like you ladies had a wonderful day. :)

BLC :o said...

Oh la la! What darrrling photogs. Just a cute fam. And, you, him, and the fam are in my prayers. Cheers to getting better. Xoxo-BLC

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Gorg dresses and pics! Happy easter!

Ruggy13 said...

loved your pics!

You and your fam are in my thoughts and prayers! keep us updated!

USCEmily said...

Prayers to your family and your Papa! I hope things get better for him!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

You both look so pretty in your Springy dresses! And I wish the best to your grandfather {blood relative or not!} and your entire family. These things can be tough, but you have a great outlook on it all, take care!

QueenBeeSwain said...

in my thoughts and prayers lady

kHm

The Pink Tutu said...

These pics are just so precious! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I hope your Papa feels better soon!