April 12, 2012

Easter at Beech

Although we've started "re-entering" society and are bringing Clara out and about a bit more, we thought that Easter Sunday at church might be a little overcrowded for her, so we slipped away to the mountains.  It was a little bit chilly, but overall, a gorgeous weekend.  We didn't have church to go to, but Clara still wore her Easter dress and "hunted" for eggs.  We had fun dyeing eggs and opening her Easter basket, too.  We look forward to the day when we can teach Clara all about Jesus' resurrection and how much He loves her. 

I think that Easter will forever be intertwined in my memory with Clara's own miraculous resurrection last year.  Never have I felt so profoundly just a bit of the suffering God must have felt as he watched His only son lose his life.  We are thankful that Clara was given some more time here on earth with us, and pray that one day we'll all be reunited in heaven.

So we're thankful for a Lord who shouldered the pain of our failures and weaknesses and thankful for a little girl who makes us want to live each day a little more like him.  Hope we're making You proud, Jesus.

Here are some of the images!  Enjoy!

Clara's not QUITE big enough to understand the art of Easter Egg Dyeing, but she can watch from a distance...

They turned out well!  Clara will learn from the best, someday.

 How precious is this sweater with a chick on it?  (And the girl in it)

A basket for Easter morning...

Well, two actually (but one just had empty eggs.  Too little for candy!)

Clara had fun checking out the tags on her goodies  her goodies:

And after her nap, we got all dolled up and found some grass for Easter egg hunting.

The jacket was needed up in the mountains, but I got a few shots without it too.


Even Rufus got festive with a dandelion in his collar.

On Monday, the boys had gone back to work but Sweet Mama and I took Clara to the park for a little while.  This girl needs lots of wide open spaces.

Happy Easter!

Click here to look back at last year's Easter in the PICU and NICU.  How far we've come.

Thanks Be To God.


  1. Chrissy, thank you for bringing a smile to my face this morning. I cannot look at the happy faces you, Robert, Clara, and Mary Ann are wearing without giving a shout out to God for His deep love and provisions for you all this past year. Love thr picture of Clara in her blue flower hat, Rufus with his daisy donned collar, and Clara taking a walk with her loved ones.....such symbolism here....

  2. How I have waited for these precious pictures ... knowing how adorable Miss Clara would be decked out for Easter! That smile is the best .... and the happiness written all over the rest of you. Yes, God performed a miracle last Easter and just look at her today!!!

  3. She is sooo precious!!! I always love looking at your great pictures!!! I look forward to our getting together again soon! Love to all!


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