Sunday, March 23, 2008



Easter really is my favorite holiday. I'm not sure why, but I realized just how much I loved it when I came to college. I always had fond memories of the Easter season. Now that I am older I can fully understand just how meaningful it is. Christ died for our sins. And he rose from the dead. He ROSE. How utterly incredible is that? Awesome. That's what it is, awesome.

One of my favorite Easter songs is My Redeemer. I think we sang it at Christmas time in choir but it seems like an Easter song to me. It is so powerful. It starts off soft and sweet and builds as it goes. I hope someday the choirs of heaven will sing this song. Maybe I can even join them. Imagine that, being in the heavenly chorus.

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?
And who told the ocean you can only come this far?
And who showed the moon where to hide 'til evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testifies
This life within my cries
I know my Redeemer lives

The very same God that spins things in orbit
Runs to the weary, the worn, and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken
They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within my cry
I know my Redeemer

He lives to take away my shame
And He lives, forever I'll proclaim
That the payment for my sin
Was the precious life He gave
But now He's alive and there's an empty grave

I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Let all creation testify
Let this life within me cry
I know my Redeemer lives

Because He lives I can face tomorrow

I'm almost done completely packing up my room. Pretty much everything left is going into storage or being donated. Lots of boxes line the dining room until my parents can make the trip to VA. It feels strange, all my belongings are boxed up. I am in limbo. This is no longer my home. I don't have a home in Virginia yet. I'm somewhere in the middle. And I am temporarily homeless.

I was originally going to leave today to get in to VA sometime after midnight. Probably around 1-2. My parents decided last night they didn't like that idea. So I stayed the whole day and am now leaving tomorrow morning. It makes me sad. I won't get to see Matt until Wednesday now. With my class schedule and his work schedule, tomorrow morning would've been the only time I could've seen him. Ah well. I've last a week and a half without seeing him. I suppose two more days won't kill me. Maybe I'll meet him for dinner Tuesday night at the hospital. I think losing a prime parking space will be worth it.

I can hardly wait until I'll be living with him and will never have the miss him again. If he goes on a business trip, I want to go to. And vice versa. I know this probably won't happen, but I can hope, right?

In a little under 80 days I will be on a plane traveling over the Atlantic to London! And in a few more days after that I will be traveling under water to Paris! And a few days before all of of this happens I will be Mrs. Matthew Iveson. Life is so wonderful. And cannot come quickly enough!

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