Resurrection Day - 2016

Happy Easter, y'all!
We spent yesterday with both sets of grandparents hunting for eggs and had a lovely day back at home with The Husband's side of the family.  
*side note* Their Pop-pop built this chalkboard/abacus/discovery board for them for Christmas, and they are FASCINATED by it. It's super neat!

Jack had THE BEST time watching his Pop-pop take care of the tree stumps. He played hard with his Uncle Nay-nay and Auntie Faith. He loved loving on his Nonnie. (Playing on those stumps is going to be such fun! I have grand ideas -thanks to google- for what I want to do with them!)

Ella, however, was on people/excitement overload and fell into hysterics for most of the day and into the evening and well into the night and was only calm when in my arms with her face buried in my neck. I googled out of desperation and found this article helpful. She's obviously the one who is reduced to tears. Jack lashes out, which he did when it was time to tell everyone goodbye.  Jack benefits from quiet, alone time to reassess and calm down. Even just a few minutes can do it, and he'll usually sigh hard and say, "Done, Momma."  
I spent last night praying for wisdom on how to help them both when they get overstimulated.  
Being a toddler is tough. 

Heck, being a human being is tough!
 But, we're not doing it alone. We have someone to run to when we're lost and afraid and alone and overwhelmed. Someone who understands all of those feelings. Someone who can say to our storms of life, "Peace. Be still."  
Trust Him. 
He's the Maker and the Healer and the Comforter. 
He's the Life. 
He's the Truth. 
He's the Way.  

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." - 1 Corinthians 1:18

Happy Resurrection Day, my friends!
He IS risen!


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