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Happy Resurrection Day!

Happy Resurrection Day!

Blossom plays her "new" (first) flute and Honey Bun her violin

On Easter we commemorate the most world-changing event in human history. Because Jesus rose from the dead, death is conquered for all who receive His free gift of forgiveness, cleansing, and eternal life. Without that Hope we have in the work Jesus completed, life would never hold the same meaning. How blessed we are beyond imagination to be able to be called a child of the One who paid for our redemption so we can look forward to eternity with Him!

As a special blessing to you and in honor of our Lord, we have a song to share, played on violin and flute by our six children ages seven through 18. They played “Holy, Holy, Holy” at our Easter service today, the first time all six have ever played together in public. How fitting it happened on the most signifigant day of the year in honor of our resurrected Lord!  (Sorry, I’m not the techiest person and the video is distorted for some reason…if you have any advice for me…).

Since moving to this homestead 17 months ago the children have repeatedly asked when they can again practice the violins they had previously started learning on. It finally feels like we can breathe enough to add that to our schedule, so three weeks ago we dusted off the violins and started practicing again. The youngest five have grown into larger sizes so we had to shift things a bit. Evenstar, our 18 year old, has played since she was five, but the others are beginners. Blossom, age 13, had her dream of getting a flute come true about three weeks ago as well, and she has practiced every spare minute.

Happy Resurrection Day!

Left to right: Butterfly (10), Little Bird (8), Farmer Boy (7), Evenstar (18), Blossom (13), Honey Bun (11)

This was a special day for me. I am so blessed to be the mother of these six children, and it has been a long-time dream to have them sing and play beautiful Christ-honoring music together. Singing has come easily and happens all the time, but playing instruments together is quite another thing. As I pray they will grow up keeping Christ the center of their lives, I pray any music they play will honor and glorify Him!

Have a blessed Easter!

Happy Resurrection Day!

Happy Resurrection Day!

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26 Responses to “Happy Resurrection Day!”

  1. Truly He is Risen!
    That was BEAUTIFUL! Than you so much for sharing! : )

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Wow, great job, especially considering they haven’t been practicing that long! What a perfect message for Resurrection Sunday!

  3. Jill says:

    Beautiful message,children, and music. I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Resurrection Day!

  4. Bobbi says:

    That was very beautiful. Blessings to you all.

  5. Ann says:

    beautiful! My 2 and 4 year olds loved watching – thank you for sharing:)

    • Rose Petal says:

      So Glad. That reminds me of Evenstar when she was four. She saw and heard an older girl playing beautiful music on her violin and decided then and there that she wanted to learn it too. By the time she turned five God had provided a tiny violin just her size and an excellent teacher!

  6. Steffanie says:

    I couldn’t see the video but love the pictures. What beautiful family and adoption story. God has blessed our family through adoption as well. We have 2biological sons and adopted a new born locally. We didnt have fertility issue we just felt the calling and God matched us immediately with the daughter He planned for our family. He has given me the vision of 2 older children who will come one day. Thanks for sharing your life! I love your blog!

    • Rose Petal says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your story, Steffanie. I love hearing about families adopting for the shear love of children regardless of fertility issues. He has more than one way to put people together in families forever! Whenever I get depressed about or can’t immagine why God would allow so many orphan children to suffer all around the world with no one to help them, I am reminded that WE are His hands and feet. If we as God’s adopted children don’t reach out and do what we can, they are left helpless. I think the enemy allows us to get so tied down materially and in other ways that many of us (God’s children) don’t have the time or resources to even consider adoption. I personally believe the Church’s general acceptance of living a lifestyle in debt is a big part of that picture. God bless you and your family, and protect those two out there that are waiting some day for God to bring them home to you!

      • Steffanie says:

        I agree Rose Petal. So many are interested in learning about adoption and hearing our story but the big question is always how much does it cost followed by we can’t afford that. God always provides and there are many things that can be sacrificed. We said the same thing when we got the call about our baby girl. Luckily God didn’t take no for an answer and pushed us toward this blessed life with our beautiful baby girl.

        • Rose Petal says:

          It’s true that adoption us usually not affordable for folks like us. So glad we serve a mighty God who doesn’t see that as an issue. :)

  7. Deb says:

    Love it. Sounded so good and a great song. Thanks for sharing the video with us. For some reason have missed some posts so will catch up on them. Thanks again.

  8. Lisa Lynn says:

    Wonderful! Thank you for sharing your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    I hope to see you back tomorrow for our next hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-creative-homeacre-10.html

  9. DonnaJ says:

    Their playing is beautiful! What an awesome song for Resurrection Sunday!

  10. What a blessing. Thanks for sharing with the HomeAcre Hop.

  11. Lisa Lynn says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this on Wildcrafting Wednesday! Hope to see back again today :)
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/wildcrafting-wednesday-15.html