Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter

No, I did not forget about this blog. its just been crazy busy around here. Laura asked me if mommyhood was what I expected? Yes it has been everything I dreamed about and more than I could have imagined.

I love everything about it except the shots. That part really stinks.

I am amazed at every smile that she gives me and let me tell you, there's a lot of smiles. We dreamed of our family since we got married. But I have to tell you, I am so thankful for the years of waiting. LynnMarie is our baby. God orchestrated events and brought us together at the perfect time. She amazes me daily. She has helped me change the way I view things. I remember the China trip and the nights in the hotel. Awesome!

But today was a highlight. Not only was it her first Easter, it was her first time experiencing worship and I teared up almost the whole time. Thanks Matt S and the praise band,LM loved the music. She kicked and danced and every time I wanted to cry I looked at her and she had her silly grin on.

I still can't believe our wait is over, that we saw her face last November and just one month ago, I held her in my arms, the coolest moment of my life so far. It was surreal.

I have spent the day thinking about Easter and the fact that God allowed his son to suffer the most painful death so that I can have eternal life and a life of freedom. Because of His sacrifice, I experience so much joy in my life. Its not perfect, but its a feeling I can not describe. I don't deserve any if the gifts God has given me. I think about this daily. I am very grateful for these gifts.

As I remind myself of LM's first Easter, for some families, this is their first Easter without their children. Don't forget to pray for the Chapman family as they approach their first year without Maria Sue. Check out Marybeth's blog for her thoughts on today.

Can you imagine what it was like for the ladies to see the empty tomb?

6 comments:

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hope you all have a great Easter...

Natalia said...

I love that I can feel how happy you are when I read your posts. They make me smile!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What an awesome Easter you had! I bet it was so much fun watching her at the Easter service!

How is your hubby doing?

amy said...

hubby is doing well and is back at work. He has several issues going on, one which nis gout (pain in foot) which has been bothering him for a while. they did an ultrasound on his foot to rule anything else out but no more vomiting. we are just waiting for his cough to subside

Jose said...

Well Amy, you are in for a whole year full of firsts. So... enjoy them all to the fullest. What I admire of you and Michael is the patientence you had. While most of us only waited say about nine months your wait was so much longer but look now, you hold your prescious daughter and for those of us that have known you for a while we realize that it must mean more than words can ever tell. I hope your Easter was a happy one. What am I saying, I know it was a happy one.

Michelle said...

So glad it's going well for you all!