Maria's bunch before the Easter Vigil... not perfect, but to me the imperfections of family life is a beautiful sight to behold! Nancy, too complained how hard it is to get a nice family picture, but her sweet family looked wonderful to me!
If all were picture perfect I feel that it would be less wonderful than the kids being kids.
It is already mid afternoon... a day at the farm helping out. The miracle of Easter continues in the readings today with the reality that Jesus has overcome death and raised to newness of life is sinking in to Mary Magdelene and the Disciples. How I love these words from Song of Songs - "I sought HIM whom my heart loves... I found HIM whom my heart loves, I took hold of him and would not let him go." This so reminds me of my Susan/Little Sister Hallel and the small piece of paper with these words on it left behind in her bedroom by a small crucifix as she had gone to France to become a nun and a bride of Christ! These words also ring true for my love for Jesus... I never want to let him go!
Putting us all together is making me happy and smile today!
St John Paul II... my hero and the first 28 years of my marriage is filled with Truth and LIGHT thanks to his being my Pope since the first month we were married!
I love the Hallelujah - Look familiar? This is what Hallel's name derives from - giving the highest of praise to God every time you say her name!