So today didn’t go quite as expected.
Our Easter “sunrise service” consisted of me holding back hair as the three-year old dealt with a 6 a.m. tummy bug. Needless to say, no church attendance for us today. We thought it better not to share the germs. You’re welcome!
But you know, kids “do sick” so differently than adults, don’t they? By 10 a.m. she was clamoring for some festivities. Thankfully, the grandparents in our family aren’t the type to mind if we show up with certain bins in tow. Color-coordinated with dresses, of course :).
The day was filled with beautiful spring weather, food, and celebrations of faith. We enjoyed a little family time, even though something about this year made much of our loved extended family seem extra far away…
Although we have fun with some of the more secular aspects of Easter tradition like egg hunts, baskets, and decorations; I have often wondered if it confuses the message for children.
But tonight, while tucking in and saying prayers, I found some peace.
The big girl said so simply “Jesus died on the cross and came back to life so we could be with God.” Well, there you go.
Today I am remembering that I live…only because He lives.
He is risen.
Anybody know of any good Easter-related books for the little ones? I couldn’t find what I was looking for at the library. I would love your creative suggestions!