It’s Easter weekend. We see signs of life and new beginnings all around. I look out the window and see a bald eagle soaring his wings barely moving at catching the wind. He is on his way north. From the window I hear robins and meadowlarks. The snow is almost gone. People are thinking about gardening though we know that in this part of the country it’s too early to think seriously about it.
Easter is all about the beginning so it’s fitting that we enjoy it close to spring time. It is the most sacred day of the year for Christians. The resurrection of Jesus enabled us all to think of new life. Truly a time of hope and joy. And one of my favorite holidays of the year.
I have few special Easter remembrances from my childhood though one stands out in my mind. One year my older sister saved up silver and gold wrappings from candy bars and used them to wrap candy. She then hid it outside for us to find Easter morning. I know it sounds like nothing compared to what kids do nowadays but it was the first time we’d had a candy hunt (and maybe the last).
I will celebrate the season with three baby grandchildren and their parents plus one little girl who just turned 6. We’ll have a birthday party for her as well. And of course there will be a candy hunt enjoyed by young and old alike. (Enjoyed every bit as much by the old 🙂 )
Here’s the 6 year old last year at her birthday chasing bubbles.
There was lots of snow still. This year it is almost gone. This year she is going to ride her bike.
New beginning aren’t always exciting. Sometimes there frightening. Or annoying. For instance, I decided I needed to learn to use a speech to text program to save my wrist and elbows so much work. However, it’s very annoying to train the program.
As well, I have been requested to do over a story.
May you all enjoy the reason for the season.