Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We Dyed Eggs Today

No matter what kind of day we're having, these two can always bring a smile to our faces, and gratitude to our hearts!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

For the Grandparents...

Sorry I've been slacking in the blogging department. Here are some recent pictures for you, because we love you:

Anna's current smile for the camera face. I promise she is not in pain.

Us out to eat at Applebees on Paul's birthday.

Hope and Daddy. She can actually do some of the puzzles in the kids' menus now.

Our new wheels. We love it. When Mark first brought it home, Hope rolled around in the trunk giggling and saying "I love our new van!" And then that night as Mark was tucking her in, she said, "Thank you for buying us the best van ever!" And now whenever I say something like, "lets go get in the car," Anna says "it not a car, it a van!" Like I'm a crazy lady.

Helping me make some bread. They love to help in the kitchen, but I must admit that it is quite a practice in patience for me these days. One of them wanting to help was a bit more manageable, but 2 of them is double the time and mess :) And then there's the whole taking turns on dumping in the ingredients that we have to work through.

(Auntie Robin... Hope likes to clap her feet together sometimes... kind of like someone else we know :)

We got to see Uncle Kevin for about 2 hours this week. Kevin and Mark were at a conference in Chicago. It was good to see him. Unfortunately, this was the only picture we took.

6 weeks till baby girl time. I will try to get a decent baby "bump" (baby watermelon?) picture soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday, Paul

On this day, six years ago, our son, Paul Hudson, was stillborn at a hospital in Louisville. That day began the most difficult period of our lives.

Looking back on this, his 6th birthday, I am so grateful for the way God sustained us and cared for us during those difficult months. I had long believed in the goodness of God. But the way God worked in those dark days to sustain our faith, strengthen our marriage, and comfort our souls, only strengthened my faith in our good God. I've written before about how our son Paul made us better parents. I also think he helped us know God better.

This morning in church we sang "Jesus, What a Friend of Sinners." The third verse is true. We've experienced it.

Jesus! what a Help in sorrow!
While the billows over me roll,
Even when my heart is breaking,
He, my Comfort, helps my soul.