Friday, April 6, 2007

New Life

It's Good Friday, a day to remember the death of Jesus Christ and how he suffered for us. Thankfully it didn't end there. I'm so glad we can rejoice in the fact that Jesus overcame death and rose again so that we could have new life in Him, too! There's no better reason to celebrate!

Though nothing tops the celebration of our Living Savior, I do have a couple of other great reasons to celebrate this Easter, as well. One is remembering how a wonderful, godly man named Doug asked me to be his wife on Easter morning 2004. He surprised me with a diamond ring tied around the neck of a Boyd's Bunny and hidden in my Easter basket. What fun we had going to church that day and sharing our news!

This Easter we are also celebrating a new little life God has given us. We are having a baby girl! She is due in August, and so far, she is doing great. Everything seems healthy and normal and I have been feeling great, too. Praise God!

I just wanted to share my good news. I've already sent a message out through our fiction notes group, so if you're one of our authors and you want more details, check your email :)

Happy Easter!

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you." 1 Peter 1:3-4


eileen said...

What wonderfully exciting news! NEW birth. May our Lord bless you three mightily! Rejoice, He's Risen.

christa said...

CONGRATS! I have three daughters (and two sons), one granddaughter and her sister on the way. Enjoy the journey.

Mary Connealy said...

I am so excited for you. I know you're already in love with your baby but you are not going to BELIEVE how huge it is going to grow. God bless you.

Rachel O said...

JoAnne--I'm sure Mary meant your love for your baby, not the baby herself...Don't panic! LOL!!

...although they do get big... We're twelve years into my baby's life, yet it seems like yesterday we were sharing the news. Store the moments in your heart, JoAnne. every second is precious!

Have a blessed Easter, everyone. Christ is risen!

Rhonda said...

Congratulations JoAnne!! I love the picture of you! My daughter kept a log of how big she grew and put it in her baby book! Someday, she'll be able to Atalyse, "look how you grew!"

I'm very happy for you! Rhonda

margie said...

I'm so excited for you, JoAnne! Congratulations!!!

Cecelia Dowdy said...

JOANNE!!!! MAJOR, MUCHO CONGRATS!!! I have a 20-month old son. Enjoy feeling your baby move and grow within you. You and your husband have been majorly blessed!

Mary Connealy said...

Oops, Yeah. I meant the love, not the munchkin. LOL Wow, good thing I'm not a writer.