Scot and I had to serve at church this morning, which was probably a good thing because it was the only thing motivating either of us to get there this morning due to many things. For one, I am still in a lot of pain from my surgery, mostly from the huge 8 ulcers I have on the entire right side of the inside of my mouth. I am hurting more today than I have since I had the sugery which I don't understand because I hurt each surgery before this one, and just thought this time would be different. I'm starting to get really frustrated with all of it and I just want to heal quickly so it will all be past me. I sound like a broken record when I say "it HURTS" but it really does and I am SO over it!
It was a wonderful sermon, learning about Jesus, and why God sent his own son to die for all of our sins. We interpreted a few verses in Romans 3:21-26 of why God could send his own son to die for our sins. I can't fathom that God loved us so much that he would do that for us, but I am very grateful to Him and I strive to be a better christian because of this. I really take for granted most of the time what a gracious thing God did for me, and he knew that we would sin once again, so he sent Jesus to die for us to serve Justice for all of the sins in the world. I hope that one day Ryder truly honors what Easter means to him, and learns to love Jesus the way Scot and I do. We can only hope for this and will do everything we can to teach Ryder about the love God has for him.
Speaking of Easter, we have had a busy but relaxing weekend in preparation for our trip to Florida to see Scot's parents. Since I'm working every day this week before we leave Friday afternoon, there was a lot to organize and pack, and not much time to do so other than this weekend. We are all very excited about seeing "Grammy" and "Grampa" and I know that it will be a wonderful Easter as well. Ryder even has his own suitcase full of more clothes than he will probably even need, but you can never have too many clothes when it comes to a messy toddler!
Mommy's suitcase: Check!
On a different note: When we got home from church, since the weather forecast was cold and rainy all day, we watched The Blindside today and it was wonderful! I would recommend it to everyone, and I'm not surprised that Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her role in it. Ryder was so good and even watched most of it with us. However, we did have a slight setback during the movie when the rain turned to hail!
One minute it was pouring rain and had started to thunder and lightening, and the next minute we heard an eerie sound that made my heart stop. I was convinced that we were about to be caught in a tornado, so while Scot held Tucker, I grabbed Ryder, and I suggested we all hide in one of our closets downstairs. I had never witnessed a hail storm, so I wasn't quite prepared for what to do in such a situation. Scot remained calm, and we just watched the quarter-sized chunks fall from the sky, making sure that we didn't stand too close to any of the windows. My main concern, once I realized it was only a hailstorm and not a tornado, was to grab the camera for evidence later, in case we had any hail damage to our house or the Jeep. Once the hail had stopped, I ran outside to snap a few pictures. I also wanted to get a picture of my new front license plate that Scot had ordered for my birthday.