Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter to Our Dear Friends!



"Easter"

Sing, soul of mine, this day of days.
The Lord is risen.
Toward the sunrising set thy face.
The Lord is risen.
Behold He giveth strength and grace;
For darkness, light; for mourning, praise;
For sin, his holiness; for conflict, peace.

Arise, O soul, this Easter Day!
Forget the tomb of yesterday,
For thou from bondage art set free;
Thou sharest in His victory
And life eternal is for thee,
Because the Lord is risen.

~Author Unknown

Dear Reader,

Welcome today to Merry Hearts Cottage; we're so glad to have you here, and hope you are having a blessed day.

We barely finished the girls' Easter bonnets (AnnaMarie shows great potential in the millinery field, as well as decorating!) before bedtime last night. We wish we'd had time for dresses too, but fortunately their last year's Easter dresses still fit, so we made hats to match.





My sister and her family were visiting from Utah, which we greatly enjoyed. We did the second egg hunt of the day with her little adopted China doll, Skye.





This morning was cloudy and breezy, creating a gorgeous golden/pink sunrise, but now the sun is shining in a beautiful, blue sky with puffs of cumulus confection. No wonder we love blue and white! They are Heaven's hope-filled colors of the day. Of course, we love all the colors of the rainbow, each being our favorite whenever it fills the sky!

Each day should be a reminder of us of the Eternal Sunrise which will occur upon the Savior's return to earth. The night of death and sin shall be over forever, and we shall be forever embraced in the arms of His love. May we all draw closer to Him, day after beautiful day, though we walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

Love and blessings,

Marqueta

8 comments:

  1. Are those not the sweetest Easter girls ever. Happy Easter. Clarice

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  2. Marqueta, Your girls are BEAUTIFUL. I love the hats and I enjoyed seeing a bit of your happy day.

    Easter hugs,
    Lynn

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  3. WHAT BEAUTIFUL PICS!THE GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE SO BLESSED!HAVE A GREAT DAY! BLESSINGS, FAYE

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  4. DEAR Mama,
    I LIKE THE POST!
    I LIKE THE POEM, TOO!!!!
    THE EASTER BONNETS THAT YOU MADE ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! ( AND THE DRESSES!:})
    I LIKE THE PICTURES!!!!!
    IT WAS FUN DOING THE EASTER EGG HUNTS!!!!
    I LOVE YOU AND I LIKE YOU!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE,
    ~Audrey

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  5. Happy Easter to you! The bonnets are just so beautiful!! :) It looks like it was a lovely day!

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  6. I love the girls dresses and bonnets, so cute and so much fun!

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  7. Markeeta, The girls look so pretty!

    The bonnets, the dresses are quite lovely! Isn't wonderful when you are visited by family...it is fun to have them come by and share in the joy of the Risen Lord!

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter...

    blessings,

    Lady M

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  8. Dear Marqueta,
    I have so enjoyed reading through your posts and catching up with you and your adorable children! The Easter bonnets are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your lovely day!
    Blessings,
    Selia

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