Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hiking Taughkhannock Falls

Happy Easter! I started the day with the whole family in attendance at Clintondale Friends Church. After church, our family split ways. Nate went back to Princeton, Sarah and I headed to Ithaca, and the family headed back home. I am always sad to leave my siblings, parents, and grandparents, not because I don't enjoy being in Ithaca going to vet school, but because we have such wonderful times together. Whether it was setting posts with my brothers, hauling brush with family and friends, or eating dinner as a family listening to Jay Lee's funny jokes, the time was grand. I am so thankful to God that he placed me in my family.

My dear sister Sarah and I spent a portion of the afternoon hiking the gorge to view the splendid Taughkhannock Falls. This evening we enjoyed Japanese cuisine and then headed to the theaters to watch the imaginative “Horton Hears a Who” based on the Dr. Seuss book.

As I head off to bed now to get ready for an early day of classes tomorrow, I am mindful of God’s immense love for me, a speck of dust, a sinner, thankful to God to be part of such a family as mine, and awestruck by the grandness of his creation. But most of all I am thankful for the love shown by God in sending His son to die on the cross, thankful that Jesus died for my sins, and amazed by the resurrection of the Christ. – Isaac Angell