Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

We hope everyone had a glorious Easter. Keegan sure did. Some photos of the egg hunt at Mamie's house and Easter Sunday at ours are up. It was beautiful here on Saturday but a little cold on Sunday. We were able to go back to church with Keegan for the first time since flu season started though, a fitting day if you ask me. It was very comforting to be able to celebrate Mass again. Saturday we all went to my parents' house for the egg hunt that started long ago with Alex and me. Most of the plastic eggs we use have our names on them; it's probably time to get a few new ones now. Although, Keegan didn't seem to mind! Alex missed Easter with the family, as she is in China with an Ursuline group. She comes home today, and it sounds like she had a wonderful time. Sunday everyone came over here after Mass for brunch. We had a nice time, but since Gray and I were hosting, we didn't take many pictures. All in all, we had a great weekend filled with family, fun, and lots of firsts for Keegan.

This week we're busy getting ready for our first COTA fundraiser this Thursday, March 27, at Swirll in Dallas. We truly hope you can join us to celebrate Keegan's health and to support children like Keegan who are in need of a life-saving organ transplant. More details and the invitation are in the ACTIVITIES tab above.

Celebrating the resurrection of our Lord was more meaningful than ever this year. Christ suffered and died to save us from our sins and enable us to live eternally with him. Keegan reminds me every day of how great our Lord is and that He has a plan for each of us. That plan is not without suffering and sacrifice, and we will never know why children especially sometimes have to endure such pain. However, in Christ we know that there is a promise of enduring love, joy, and life. We thank Him every day for the gifts He has given us and for bearing us up when we felt that we could not go on. In Keegan, I see Christ's love for all of us. I know that He is there when we think all is lost, that He loves us despite our sins and our doubts, that faith in Him is the only thing that will save us. He has said that all things are possible through that faith. When I look at Keegan, I can't help but think of the gift of life that his donor family provided. I grieve for them, and I know that nothing can ever replace their loss. However, their love in the midst of pain is the perfect example of Christ's gift to us. In Keegan and his beautiful heart, I can see the face of Jesus. I can hear God saying, "this is the work of MY HANDS!! See, my SON is RISEN!! He LIVES for YOU!!" This Easter, I pray that each of you are blessed as we have been. I pray that you know the Lord's love for you and that you are reminded to live and trust in Him every day.