Alleluia! This has been a week of events starting with the greatest celebration of all, the Resurrection of our Lord. We woke up on Easter morning to gorgerous spring weather, then beat the crowds by attending an early mass in the gym at our church, and hosted a no-fuss potluck lunch with family. My girls enjoyed hunting Easter eggs with their cousins and loaded up on chocolate. I sat with my husband in the backyard, and watched them play. It was a perfect day.
Tuesday was my husband's 49th birthday For his special dinner, I made Jumbo Gumbo and paired it with his favorite beer, Sam Adams. He really liked it, however my coconut cake was a disappointment. Does anyone have good coconut cake recipe to share? I need a "re-do" to redeem myself!
At the suggestion of my blogging friend,Sharon, I just finished reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. The subtitle describes the book quite well "A dare to live fully right where you are. " I read about the tragic death of her baby sister, and thought about my crisis of faith when my mother died when I was twelve. Then I read the following, " To the wrestle to get it all done, the relentless anxiety that I am failing." and "the sin of ingratitude", I knew this was the book I should reading right now. It is extraordinary book, filled with inspiration, honesty and hope.