Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Goodness~ Take One

My heart poured out this weekend.....
In gratitude, in thankfulness and in tremendous tenderness of spirit.

As I watched my oldest daughter and my youngest daughter together this weekend. It was if it never was ~the years between them. Eighteen to be exact. I was reminded how love knows no age. It has no address. It has no limits.  It is no respecter of persons.
Love just happens.....

 There isn't anything more rewarding as a parent than to watch your children love one another. Even though it isn't always like this, I continually pray for peace, love, joy and harmony over my children. I am so thankful that their hearts have been knit together- one for another. 

We had such a wonderful time watching each little one with their eggs.  

I relished in the moments and cherished every second .....

especially watching these chubby, little hands hunt Easter eggs for the very first time .

I have moments of this weekend permanently impressed upon my heart.

And glimpses of their childhood captured from behind my lens.

And a new sense of gratitude today........

I hope you each had a beautiful and blessed Easter weekend also! I took tons of pictures and will be posting parts two and three next.......


Raining Pearls said...

This makes my heart sing. His love radiates through your lense! Those babies are beautiful, each and every one of them. So happy all of you were together on such a special day.

Love Being a Nonny said...

No wonder your heart poured out..you are blessed. He is risen!

Amanda said...

precious...it goes all to fast! blessings!

the pink prep said...

precious, precious, precious!!! love those big bows! looks like you had a fabulous easter!

Susan said...

Absolutely wonderful. There's just something about Easter isn't there? I mean besides the obvious. Just curious.....how do you keep your kids looking so nice and clean? If my kiddos had a basket full of dyed eggs and chocolate, they would be wearing it in nothin' flat.
We did the traditional Easter egg hunt and we did a little something different with the egg hunt this year, you'll have to check out my blog to apprecaite it, it was fun.

Henley on the Horn said...

Each one is so gorgeous! Your new camera takes fabulous pics! You are very blessed.

Maria said...

Gorgeous children!! You have the most beautiful way with tenderness towards your children. It's just lovely. I can't get enough of your blog.

Colleen Courtney said...

So beautiful!

Jennifer said...

sweet as candy right there!

love seeing those babies love one another....


3 Peanuts said...

Beautiful photos capturing wonderful memories. i guess you are having fun breaking in that new camera:) Love them all!!!!

Preppy 101 said...

Oh my. How precious those children are! And your oldest is just so sweet and giving and loving with all her little brothers and sisters, isn't she? You can tell. She is so beautiful! And all the babies are gorgeous, too. I love the statement: "There isn't anything more rewarding as a parent than to watch your children love one another." That is so true!! xoxo

Cha Cha said...

Oh the heart of a momma is one of my favorite things in this whole world and your shines though so beautiful in this post. You captured beautiful moments and you and your family wrote part of you family history that day. So glad you had a wonderful Easter.

Cha Cha

this blessed nest said...

look at them! all so special & beautiful!
gorgeous gorgeous macey!
and i know pearl was going through everyone of her eggs. i just know it.
bennett - just like G running running running.
that baby boy in his little baby blues - just yummy.
and that bg - just like her mama in every way! long legs & all!
can't stand it- sibi! your kids are beautiful!

can't wait for part 2 & 3

i'm going to tell that cha cha to put a warning label on her comments...read with kleenex in hand! enough! ;)

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet post! Your family is just precious! You are one blessed mama!

GrannySmithGreen said...

I could just squeeze all of you, right through the computer! I know yall had an amazing time together.

Beautiful family and beautiful photos--more please!

Hugs to you, my sweet friend!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a beautiful family. Precious pictures of your darling children. I love the picture of your 2 daughters together (the oldest and the youngest). So sweet! Hope you had a blessed Easter. Love & blessings from NC!

Dylana Suarez said...

This is so cute!

Just came across your blog!

It is lovely!


Pearls and Grace said...

@Raining Pearls~

Thank you so much. I love being behind the camera and truly feel it is a ministry tool. It is my absolute favorite thing to do, other than spending quality time with the babies. :) You are so sweet to always leave me a comment! I am trying to do better with my commenting on other blogs! Thank you so much Nancy!

@ Nonny @ Amanda~
Easter Blessings to each one of you! And YES! He is risen and I am so thankful for that truth......

@Pink Prep~
There is a popular saying here in the south- "This bigger the hair, the closer to God!" since southern women LOVE big hair:) I have changed that saying a little for our family- "The bigger the hair BOW the closer to God." And would like to put it on a bumper sticker on the back of my car....:)


I am stopping by your blog to see what you did with your kiddies! And I have no idea how to keep kids clean! My little ones make messes and we just give them a bath every night and I do my best to keep their faces and clothes clean but they have the best time getting dirty again and I just let them:)

@ Mama Henley, @Maria, @Colleen
@Jennifer and @3 Peanuts~
Thank you so much and the new camera has been loads of fun. I am so grateful and love my subjects very much! I have a lot to learn but they make it so easy to want to take pictures:)

Pearls and Grace said...

@Preppy 101 ~
Thank you so much for your kind words... and yes
my oldest, Macey is very special and incredibly loving toward her younger siblings. And they absolutely ADORE her as well. It is mutual . Thankful, grateful me. I am praying that it lasts forever. I so desperately want them to be close and to love and support one another in life. Happy Easter to you and your wonderful family!!

@Cha- Cha~

Dear Cha Cha,
Your comments make me cry and Kellie and I have decided that you are the kindest blogger in all of blog world. You are incredibly genuine and sincere and I would just love the chance to meet you in real life one day.
You have His heart........


Thank you so much sweet friend!
Yes, the egg hunt was a hoot. The babies just picked up a few eggs and then wanted to sit down and open every single one! B and BG would not stop. I barely snapped any pics of the two of them!
I hope we can do a hunt together next year. Wouldn't that be wonderful? I would just love to photograph our crew together. Love you sweet friend!


Thank you so much and yours are SO beautiful too! I am hanging on to every moment and capturing it all the best that I can! I know you are too! Hope you all are well!!!


HI! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! We miss you all and are hoping for another visit soon! And for your viewing pleasure, more pictures and part two post is up now! Big Hug to everyone!!

@Empty Nest~

Thank you so much! I love that picture too. It is rare that Macey is home now and I was so thankful to have caught that moment! Those two have a special connection :) Hope all is well in NC and that you all enjoyed a special Easter too!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment! Hope you enjoyed a blessed Easter too!