I've always loved the Easter holiday & I don't know what was different about it. It wasn't until I got older that I realized it wasn't all about candy and a big bunny with giant ears. It was about Jesus and a sacrifice He made for all of us and our sins and then it became about the resurrection. Those are some thought provoking events that I appreciate way more now, as an adult. I'm so overjoyed at the fact that my niece, who is also my Goddaughter, is finding such interest in her CCD class. She comes home and tells us things that they learned and she is so intrigued by it all. She told my mom yesterday "Before they hung Jesus on the cross, his friends weren't very nice to him - they said they weren't his friends and didn't protect him". How precious that she is understanding these things. I can only hope that her Faith journey doesn't end any time soon - like mine did, early on.
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." Matthew 28:1-10
Easter also brings to mind, old memories of when my sisters and I were kids - Every year, we took a trip to Atlantic City with my parents, walked the boardwalk, took in all that was to enjoy and had early dinner at a restaurant called Pickles. We loved it. It was such great memories - Every year, frilly dresses and cute bonnets. Until 1989, when my mom had my brother, it was all girls. The 3 of us.. dressed to the nines every Easter. Then when my little brother cale along, he was in the little suits and vests. So sweet. I've posted a few pics for you to see.
You don't appreciate these memories until years later when they're just that.
Easter this year was great... we took mom to the in-laws with us for dinner and we had a nice time.
She even debuted her new wig... You can hardly tell it's not her real hair; it's that great.