For some of you, the Easter holiday continues today – lucky ducks! I would love the weekend to continue. It was amongst the best. Which is funny, because I was not at all prepared. Most years I eagerly anticipate the holiday – decorating, baking, planning Easter notes and gifts. This year I simply didn’t have the time. So as Good Friday approached, it didn’t seem Easter-ish at all. Then a bit of a miracle transpired. My project went on for edits … and I was informed they would respond this week. I was free for three glorious days.
And it started with these …
Mmmm … Easter cupcakes. Recipes were courtesy of Cake on the Brain – I used both, listed here.
It gathered momentum from there – with decorations, friends, family. We even had a special visitor on Saturday. As I meandered out to get the mail something rustled beneath the shrubbery and then ran across the street. I figured it to be a squirrel. Silly me! It was the Easter bunny, of course.
And finally, but certainly not least, the weekend was filled with the true meaning of Easter. As you might have guessed, I’m all about Easter bunnies and baskets, chocolate and eggs – but it’s all meaningless without the cross.
My grandma joined us for church. My friends Mandi and Quinn prepared a delicious breakfast beforehand. We lined several long tables – our church family – eating loaded scrambled eggs, vanilla scones, blueberry muffins, fruit … sipping coffee … chatting … laughing. Then we gathered upstairs to sing praise and hear the Easter message again, for the first time. I guess it’s a lot like spring – it’s always new. Every year. It never grows stale.
By the end of the day I was content. I was happy. I was thankful for the gift of the ressurection – for the gift of grace. I was thankful for friends and family. I was reminded again – no matter the sadness or uncertainty of the last few months – I am blessed beyong measure. In that, the weekend may very well continue … even though the holiday has passed us by!