Easter 2018 comprised of Easter “Love” Baskets stuffed with safe chocolates, sweets, and Empty Tombs. My little one helped stuff some eggs with jelly beans and fruit gems. She helped me stuff them Saturday evening while listening to the Resurrection Eggs Devotional readings. What a darling, eager helper she is!
Special for this year- small chocolate eggs wrapped in foil from AmandasOwn– that were actually decorative when unwrapped- so pretty; a chocolate cross lollipop and our traditional lamb lollipop; Chocolates from No Whey
Tulips on the Table
Safe Treats from Aunt Nikki with Love
A Bowl full of Starburst jellybeans
Home-made Peanut Butter Cups
Rice Krispy Treats
Special Green Beans
Applesauce in glass dishes
I took two separate lovely walks with dear ones. We spent a wonderful time around the four accounts of Jesus Resurrection this morning as a family. We enjoyed the bright glow of light for the last day or Lenten Lights after dinner- He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
And- the soundtrack of the classic Ben-Hur has played against the background of our afternoon and evening.
I do not have any good pictures to share from this day. I count myself blessed that I was able to be among my family and managed to fill baskets full with love, joy, and chocolate. 🙂
I spent the whole week prior in quarantine in my room- and mostly in bed- with, I believe, Influenza B.
It was mild, as far as the flu goes, and true to B in adults. But, still days of fever and fatigue. It started on Sunday- with a terrible headache and fatigue- that I thought was merely exhaustion. I was wrong.
I am still weak- although stronger than yesterday. I was able to enjoy our Resurrection Egg tradition yesterday- and managed a very small walk outside with Joshua. I also took a nap. This illness exhausted me.
During my time “away”— alone in my room, (after the first two or three days down) I was able to listen to podcasts and think. This was very good for my soul. I am percolating all the things I listened to and pondering.
So many things.
Today, there was birdsong, and golden light, and a pink, streaked sunset. There was my arm in his, and the fresh, chill air of early Spring.
There was a companionable walk with a teen son and our shared love of bird and skyscape.
There were brightly colored eggs and jelly beans. Yellow and White tulips. The Spring Green Tablecloth.
There was a “hatchamable” party- earlier in the day. It took awhile to “hatch” those toys from Ama and Grandad- and it took a lot of love, too.
It was simple, and it was good. And, I still feel like I am recovering… and not quite all the way back. All in all, I am grateful- and ready for bed again!
A Poem for Easter:
Easter Wings by George Herbert
Happy Easter, friends!!!