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Just a quick post from Resurrection Sunday.  What a wonderful day!  If not for the cross and the resurrection there would be no hope of heaven.  I am thankful that the tomb is empty and that I serve a risen Savior!

Thought I would share a four generation picture.


Son #2, Granddaughter #1, Me, (Mammi) and my Daddy (Papa/Great Papa)
 I know everyone says Son looks like me, but really he looks like my
youngest brother and my mother.



Seventeen of us joined my daddy at the church he attends along with my two brothers and the majority of their families.  That made 30 from our family all together for church service.  This is the church I grew up in and served as a Sunday School teacher.  (I started teaching when I was in eighth grade!)

Sunday evening we were back attending our own church service.  I enjoy the church I grew up in, but the church where now attend and serve is home!  And home is one of the nicest places there is!

Here I am holding my little sweetie!  Grandbabies are so wonderful!
Makes up for all the hardships of training
and childrearing with my own!

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There’s no one like mother.

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My mother’s gentle love, my mother’s gentle love
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I’ll bless her all my days for all her gentle ways.
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