Happy Easter! It’s the day on the Christian calendar that means EVERYTHING to us! It’s about so much more than chocolate bunnies, pretty dresses and baskets filled with surprises. I have so many thoughts about the glory of this day…but here’s the deal…its late Easter Sunday night as I type and it was one of the greatest Easters I remember! The sunshine finally made its way to Michigan and it was nearly 70 degrees today…so of course we stayed outside to soak up every second of it. The other thing that made the day so fabulous is it was our turn to host the Easter party so today we celebrated with nearly 60 of my husband’s family. We laughed a lot, ate too much and enjoyed each other’s company for hours and hours!
Sadly, everyone has gone home and the house is quiet and back in order; the floor swept and the dishes all put away but the one thing I’m in no hurry to clean up is the glass storm door leading to the front porch. The family has grown to include several great nieces and nephews and they left their adorable little finger prints all over the door. After everyone had gone home I found myself washing dishes at the sink just staring at those little prints wondering how my own children had grown past that stage right before my very eyes. Spring came today, in all its glory…we wondered if it ever would, but everything changes and runs in cycles…including fingers that grow too big to leave prints and smears on the glass. The one thing that never changes though is the love of the Savior that brought us all together today.
I hope your Easter was wonderful! I’m sad the day has come to an end but I’m comforted by the fact that we are an Easter people and the celebration will continue…it’s bigger than one day so that gives me a chance to just stare at the little fingerprints that warm my heart a little longer and know I can still write about Easter on Thursday!
Blessings on your day!