Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Blessed Easter to You

 Dear Friends,

We have been so very blessed by you, our friends, who gift us with beautiful things! We were surprised twice this past week with sweet, thoughtful presents from afar, including this German Easter cloth with chicks, and the handmade bunny banner in the photo below. Thank you so much, Evelyn and Devina!

 Thank you, too, all who come and visit us here in our humble little cottage. You make our lives a brighter place, although we may have never met face to face (That sounds like a poem!).


 This Eastertide, between the wonderings of "Whatever shall we wear?" and "Whatever shall we eat?"

 We hope that all of you have had a few moments of peace, to ponder upon the Great Sacrifice which makes earthly life more sweet, and eternal life possible for all who "Come Unto Me."

 Give thanks to the Lord above for the empty tomb, and all that it means to you today!



 Sometimes we're in such a hurry for the Savior to return and save us from the mess that we're all in, that we forget to thank Him for His presence all around us.

Truly He does give us to eat of the good things of the earth, and an abundant life if we choose to accept it.

May His sacrifice not have been in vain for us, the poor sinful creatures that we may be. Remember that He delights in those who delight in Him, and who humbly admit that they need His Light in moments of greatest dark.



A blessed Easter to you, dear friends, from all of us at Sweete Felicity!

Love,

Marqueta
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"Long Barren"

Thou who didst hang upon a barren tree,
My God, for me;
Tho' I till now be barren, now at length,
Lord, give me strength
To bring forth fruit to Thee.

Thou who didst bear for me the crown of thorn,
Spitting and scorn;
Tho' I till now pave put forth thorns, yet now
Strengthen me Thou
That better fruit be borne.

Thou Rose of Sharon, Cedar of broad roots,
Vine of sweet fruits,
Thou Lily of the vale with fadeless leaf,
Of thousands Chief,
Feed Thou my feeble shoots.

~Christina Rosetti 


14 comments:

  1. What a lovely family portrait, Marqueta! But it should be, it is only reflecting the lovely people. What a nice present in the tablecloth. Perfect for the gal who loves her chickens!

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  2. What a beautiful style you all have...very dapper indeed :)

    I pray that this day was a joyful one for all of you.

    Peace be with you Mi Amiga,

    m.

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  3. Dearest Marqueta,

    I absolutely LOVE these photos! You look stunning, m'dear! Like you had nary a child, but there you are with a whole beautiful lot of them!

    I hope your Easter Sunday has been restful and sweet!

    Love you!
    Lynn

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  4. Dearest Marqueta,

    I absolutely LOVE these photos! You look stunning, m'dear! Like you had nary a child, but there you are with a whole beautiful lot of them!

    I hope your Easter Sunday has been restful and sweet!

    Love you!
    Lynn

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  5. Lovely pictures Marqueta ...it was a very blessed day of celebration here but,I am very tire tonight and imagine I shall sleep well. I always love visiting your sweet blog and family...blessings

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  6. It's So, so nice to see you all there! Such inspiring words from Rosetti, yes, but equally, from
    you, dear girl...thank you
    And I mean girl! As others have said, I can barely tell you apart
    from your older daughters!
    A fine Easter vignette, much enjoyed.
    Hug,
    xxx H

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  7. Dear Marqueta~your family is beautiful!! I love the way you decorated for Easter~it is such a special day for all. The German tablecloth looks like it has been embroidered so beautifully. What nice presents! God bless you and your family, Rose

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  8. Just look at all of you. Isn't it fun to dress... especially for such a worthy day?!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  9. Happy belated Easter. You have the sweetest family. I love the picture of all of you. I hope you enjoyed your moments alone. I know I did xox Clarice

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  10. Hi Marqueta !!!

    Thank you for the birthday wishes over at my place, it brightened my day <3

    What a joyful and full Easter time the pictures show. Hallelujah!! Our Redeemer lives !!

    The family photo is just gorgeous :) ...that baby boy in your arms, well maybe he isn't a 'baby' anymore, is as handsome as can be among all the girls!! Surely a beautiful family :)

    Blessings and love in Christ,
    Deanna

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  11. Hi, I am so thankful you liked the box of goodies. It looks like you had a wonderful Easter, and your family is so beautiful. I'm workin' on a new epistle to send your way.

    Love,
    Evelyn

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  12. What a beautiful family you have! A belated Happy Easter to you! :D

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  13. Happy Easter dear friend! I absolutely LOVE your dress! :) Give every one a hug for us!

    Love,
    Emily Fay

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