Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter

Easter is always such a joyous time for me. I have very fond memories of waking up on Easter morning to a wonderful basket filled with candy and books. Easter was one of the two times each year that my sister and I would get a new church dress. I loved dressing up in my new dress, shoes and fancy anklets! Church was always special that day, as well. I loved listening to the Easter story, year after year.

Now I have children, and its just the same, except a little MORE fun! Most years they get a really fancy Easter dress (usually from their Grammy Lynn) and new shoes and hairbows. This year, we didn't get to see Grammy Lynn, so we are making do with sweet little second-hand, cotton dresses. I did get Kelsey some new shoes, but Merry can still wear hers from last summer. Grammy Lynn sent gift cards for Easter, so we went out and bought cute little Easter hats and gloves and handbags. The girls are absolutely thrilled and cannot wait until tomorrow!

I think they are more excited about wearing their new dresses and going to church than they are about their Easter baskets. I know they will enjoy the baskets, but I am so glad that they are thinking about Jesus, as well.
I hope that my girls never forget the real meaning of Easter.

Tomorrow will be a very busy day for me. I am sure that everything will go well with our Easter service, but as usual, I am nervous.
So, if you read this post before two p.m. tomorrow, say a little prayer for me, please.

Happy Easter!

5 comments:

Judy said...

Happy Easter, Kendra!

Alissa said...

Happy Easter! I didn't make it before 2, so I hope all went well!

Carolj said...

I just spent a little time catching up on what you've been up to. I'm glad to hear life is good in spite of the busyness.

I didn't make it before two either. I hope everything went well? : ) We didn't have to sing anywhere which was a break from the normal tradition but fine with us!

Laura said...

Happy Easter, even if I am a day late! I hope the girls enjoyed their baskets, wearing their dresses and listening to the Easter service at church. You'll have to let us know how the service went.

Laura said...

Oh dear, if you think I'm supermom, you're very sadly mistaken! I'm so far from it, I don't even make the top 1 million list! I just have a tiny bit of order amongst a lot of chaos! All that any of us moms can do is the best that we can. Each of us has our own strengths. Don't worry, no child has ever suffered permanent damage because it takes Mom 10 minutes to find her keys!
*hugs*