Monday, April 6, 2015

LAIDBACK EASTER...

This Easter found me a bit sad at the changes happening in our family.  I didn't have the energy to decorate nor did anyone care.  Don't get me wrong, we had plenty happening, in fact we've been really busy lately helping our son make improvements to his Snocone business (which he decided to open this year on weekends in April), doing some updating in our bathroom (which equals a lot of painting) plus our regular commitments.  But the nice thing about Easter this year was that I was able to focus more on the resurrection because I wasn't worried about if everyone's Easter basket was equal with goodies, filling plastic eggs and hiding the money eggs in different parts of the yard so the kids had equal chances on that, and making sure they had some fresh new clothes to wear to church.  Yes, I did all that until the last one graduated high school!  We hadn't been to LTC in a few years, so I guess I'm finally used to not doing that anymore.  I'm wondering now if any of that mattered at all...

As we were singing in church on Easter morning, "Because He lives, I can face tomorrow," it took on new meaning for me.  No longer do I think of it as a funeral song.  It's been sung at many, many funerals that I've been to.  Just the tune of it used to make my lip curl.  But Sunday, I took it to heart and really praised God that because of the resurrection I can face tomorrow!  No matter what changes happen in our family - no matter if death takes away our family members - no matter if our children are near or far to us - no matter if traditions change!

God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
He came to love, heal and forgive;
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
Because He lives, all fear is gone;
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living,
Just because He lives!

(Bill Gaither)


Here's some things I appreciated this past week:

 These were planted before we got here - over 15 years ago - and they're still blooming!

 A sight you don't see often - the Redbud tree and Wisteria blooming together!  They both last only a short time in this stage.
 Easter dinner at my Mom's house - with all her pretty tulips!

I did make this fun Rice Krispy cake to take to Easter dinner at my mother's house.  It was so easy and cute!  (I may do this again for some other holidays with different colored M & M's)




2 comments:

Lori said...

I loved the family pictures and love that song! It's good to reflect about His life, death and resurrection. We shouldn't ever get too busy and caught up in the "stuff" of life, but it's hard not to.

Lori said...

And I really like the rice krispie cake, too!