Anyway, my kids really do understand Easter and all it's glory. They know that Easter is the greatest and most important miracle in all the world. I committed my heart to the Lord when I was 15 years old ON EASTER and every year after, I have been moved to tears at the wonder of our risen King. I LOVE EASTER!!!!!!!!!!! I love what Easter means for us. Growing up in a Catholic school, we attended Stations of the Cross every Friday. Even though it was incredibly hard to not pass out due to the encompassing cloud of incense, I kinda miss that. I love the stations of the cross and I love Lent! I love how the church body makes sacrifices during this season as a tradition. It's no coincidence that Easter falls in the Spring, which is the season of new life. Miracles everywhere you look. It blows my mind to watch grass, trees, plants, and flowers that have been dead for months come to life. Year after year. I'm feeling humbled today by my Savior's unending and perfect love. Jesus loves me. He died for me, busted out of his grave, and is still kickin' it up in Paradise. Now THAT is a Holiday and THAT is a dude worth celebrating! You're beyond awesome JC!
Last night when my kids went to bed, there was no mention of a goofy bunny. Instead, they prayed and thanked Jesus for His sacrifice. Man, I love those kids! Even though EB doesn't come to our house, mom and dad still fill the baskets with goodness.
|Root Root for the Cubbies!|
|One for One! :)|
I can't wait to celebrate this day with my whole family. I have a kick-butt family. First off, Lifegate Church has a bomb Easter service.
Second, we have an extremely competitive egg hunt ahead of us today. No worries, there there will be plenty of eggs for the children to find. However, there will only be ONE golden egg. One golden egg that is exploding with cash. The only rule is that THERE ARE NO RULES! The adults pretend to be patient while the kids find their eggs so they can jump in the hunt for the good stuff.
When someone finds it, it's an uncomfortable feeling of sadness mixed with happiness. You want to be happy for the person who found it but it's so disappointing when you look at your torn clothes covered in dirt and realize it was all for nothing. We all fake being happy anyways. You know what is super exciting though? When we all decide to put MORE cash in it and hide it again! HA! Melrose found it last year (with the help of her competitive father) and loudly exclaimed "I FOUND THE GOLDEN EGG AND HOLLY DIDN'T!" Real cute, Mel.
Not this year sweetheart.
|Easter 2011. Melrose's 5 minutes of fame|
Happy Resurrection day to everyone!