Monday, April 5, 2010

The Good Eater

Despite last night's meal consisting mainly of fat free jello and mini marshmallows, Bitty normally does really well during meals. She is a good eater, and doesn't hesitate to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. I was really nervous when she was eating infant food when she would spit out any of the vegetable flavors, especially green beans. But now, green beans are one of her favorites. Same thing with chicken. At first she was not having the texture of chicken. But we didn't give up, and kept trying to give it to her. After about five times, she started to accept the texture in her mouth. However, I struggle in the message that I am trying to send to her. I want her to be healthy, play outside, and be an overall average kid. From both sides of her parents' genes, this poor child comes from at least three generations of overweight people, and I strive to be a healthy role model for her without pressure to be "skinny". That's not necessarily what we want for her at all. We want her to be healthy.
Playing with her jello cup. She picked through the corn and Boston Butt.Working on using a spoon. She can get it to her mouth, but most often turns her hand with the spoon in it an looses it all in her lap. I cleaned a fair amount of jello out of her seat. She kept trying to use the pointed end instead of the scoop. It didn't work for her. Photo-op with Mommy!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Risen Savior

When He was born, his mother knew that she would be giving Him up to a higher purpose. Really? Today my heart goes out to Mary, who knew that her son would be the sacrifice for the world. I teared up when Bitty screamed with her first shots. I couldn't imagine it being a spear in her side. However, I can't help but be so grateful for Mary and her gift to the world. Knowing that I get to spend an eternity in Heaven with my Savior all because Mary was headed to prepare the body in an already empty tomb. Hallelujah!
We had an amazing worship service. As always, the songs we sing are so timely, and we all meant for our risen Savior. My favorite is always In Christ Alone because of how it stirs the entire congregation to applause, tears, and shouts of "Hallelujah" as we sing this verse:

There in the ground His body lay,

Light of the world by darkness slain.

Then bursting forth in glorious Day,

Up from the grave he rose again!

And as He stands in victory,

Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,

For I am His and He is mine -

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

After an amazing morning of worship, we gathered at the front of the church to have pictures made at the cross. It's an Easter tradition at Ridgecrest to prepare the wooden cross with flowers (we forgot ours), and after service, take family pictures in front of it. We couldn't get Bitty to look at the camera, much less smile, but we did the best we could!