Monday, April 25, 2011

An Update...

It's been a really long time since I've had a chance to update this blog.  Life has been rather busy to say the least.  So here are a few paragraphs to recap life at our home.

-Austin and ADHD.  He is doing wonderfully at school since we put him on medication.  His writing has improved dramatically (that was the first sign that meds were working).  At the recommendation of the doctor, I did not tell his teacher that we had started medicine.  (She did know we were talking about it.)  She stopped me in the mailroom one day after school and said "What have you done with Austin, did you put him on medicine because he is like a different kid!?!"  I found out that almost immediately he began keeping up with the class, behaving better and reading at a slower pace.  My very smart advanced reader with ADHD often reads at warp speed.  He can easily make errors this way.  So we are thankful that medicine has slowed him down.  We are proud to report that he made Honor Roll and got Perfect Behavior on his report card for the third quarter.  Honor Roll has never been a problem for him, but he has never gotten a behavior award.  I was so proud I cried!

-We are on the homestretch for school ending for the year.  This week is Spring Break and then we have a 6 week long dash to the last day of school.  I am looking forward to Summer Break!

-Finally, yesterday was Easter Sunday.  I could write all about how my meal turned out, how many Easter Eggs Austin found at the hunt or even about the Easter Basket we gave Austin. But what I will really write about is the REAL reason for yesterday.

You see, there was a man who was without blame.  He spent his 32 years on this Earth ministering to others.  His mother was a virgin when He was born. There was no IVF or IUIs back in those days, so His birth was truly a miraculous one.  He performed many miracles; He turned water into wine, He fed 5,000 people with a few fish and a few loaves of bread, He raised Lazarus from the dead and helped a lame man walk again.  That's just a few of the things He did.  He had thousands of followers.  But the Pharisees wouldn't have it.  They convinced the Roman Government to crucify Him.  They couldn't find any fault in Him, but they crucified him anyway.  They beat him to shreds before they made him carry his own cross up to the hill they were to execute him on.  His hands and feet were nailed to the cross. While He hung there, the soldiers cast lots (gambled) for his clothes.  He was mocked by people standing around the cross.  When he finally died, there was an earthquake.  He was laid in a borrowed tomb.  His friends and disciples wept and cried the day after he died.  But on the Sabbath, a few friends went to visit his tomb and an angel was sitting there and the stone that covered the Tomb door was rolled back.  The angel told the women that He was not there, he had risen just as He said He would.  Who is this man?  He is Jesus.  He's my Living King.  Is He yours?  Don't wait another second to make Him your King.

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