Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Easter Story

By Joanna Fuchs

Jesus came to compensate
For all the wrongs we do.
He came to earth to die for us,
So we’d be born anew.

"This bitter cup, let it pass from me,"
He cried, in a plaintive voice;
"Yet not My will, but Thine be done;"
He said, in His faithful choice.

The Judas kiss would seal his fate;
He faced a hostile crowd;
The governor, Pilate, saw through it all;
Jesus’ guilt he disavowed.

"I wash my hands of all of this,"
Said Pilate, "Let Him be."
But the crowd yelled "Crucify him now,
And set Barabbas free!"

Pilate yielded to their wish;
And Jesus was led away.
The soldiers beat him, and mocked Him, too,
Yet He continued to obey.

A crown of thorns lay on His head,
As His sentence was carried out;
His hands and feet were pierced with nails,
But He did not scream or shout.

"Father, forgive them for this crime;
They know not what they do."
He said this despite His torment, because,
He was thinking of me and you.

"It is finished," he sighed in His anguish and pain,
As His body gave up to death.
The curtain tore, and darkness fell,
After He took His last breath.

The best of the story is the very last part;
It’s why on Easter we’re filled with pleasure:
Death could not our Savior hold;
His power is beyond all measure.

He rose from the grave, and was seen all around;
Ever since, He’s inspired devotion,
And we’ll be with Him for eternity,
When we get our heavenly promotion.

That’s why Easter is a major event:
He suffered and died in our place.
He rose and forgave us and loves us still,
Our Savior of matchless grace.

Olivia Met The Easter Bunny


And loved him!  She was beyond excited and couldn’t wait to talk to him!  It was too cute.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

We learned this week that Olivia will probably not qualify for the special education preschool next year that she is currently in.  This is awesome news, but it had us scrambling to find another preschool.  She still needs occupational therapy, but I’m not sure about physical therapy.  She will still receive her therapy at her new preschool.  Ryan and I went and visited our top choice preschool this morning and decided to go ahead and enroll her.  The mornings are full, so she will be going in the afternoon which really won’t be a big deal for her.  If she naps, she does so around 4 pm.  This new Christian preschool is AMAZING!  My niece currently attends and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.  After Olivia gets over her initial apprehension about it, I think she will love it!   We just have some hurdles to get over in the meantime. 

I just can’t even express how well Olivia is doing!!  She amazes me every single day with her charm and her wit.  Her two babies are Lily (Leapfrog Lily) and Gogum (her gloworm.)  The other day, she found a pair of baby doll shoes that fit Lily.  Naturally, she wanted a pair of shoes for Gogum and I explained that Gogum doesn’t have feet because he has a worm body.  Her eyes lit up and she said, “And Lily has a cold body!!” LOL.  That girl always keeps me laughing! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011


So proud of Olivia working on her upper body strength.  This is something she has always struggled with.  You should have seen her holding on to the bar and kicking her legs out straight.  What a great job!

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Having fun at grandma and grandpa’s!

2011 March for Babies Team

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Olivia LOVED the March for Babies yesterday.  It was so awesome to see her thoroughly enjoying herself.  She still doesn’t get what it is truly about, but you could tell she felt special to have her family and friends there with everyone wearing a picture of her on their shirts.  This morning, she wanted me to come wake her up again and tell her we were going to the march.  It means so much to have people there supporting us, honoring Olivia and remembering Logan.  I contemplated boycotting the March for Babies this year because of the Makena/FDA approval ordeal, but I just couldn’t.  I’m truly grateful for all that they have done to help save my little girl’s life.  While there, I get to see some of the nurses that took care of Olivia and Logan.  And, it’s a way to remember Logan and how much he meant to us.  It’s something that I look forward to each and every year.

Also, I hope you weren’t looking forward to watching our news interview.  It aired Friday at 5 pm and we all missed it.  Ryan’s grandma and Stacie’s mom were the only two people, I believe, that actually saw it.  It wasn’t on their website either.  I feel a little slighted to have it air only once.  I’m going to see if I can get a copy of it, but there are no guarantees.  I heard, however, that I did a good job. LOL.