Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Bare Easter

This year, there were no colored eggs, candy filled baskets or maple glazed hams. This year, we bloomed right where we were planted. Mama's a little down at the moment, pinched nerve and all, so Easter became exactly what it should be, a gathering of those we love sans all the extras. An official grateful for what we do have kind of a day. 

We rose early and shuffled ourselves and the bare necessities into the car. We didn't stop till we found the mountains and a crystal clear stream perfect for fishing and picnicking.The afternoon was filled with moments of soft sunshine, laughter and all the wildness that I've come to expect from our three not-so-littles. With one child all grown up and no longer at home, I realize how precious these moments are that I have left with these three. Better not blink, they grow so fast.

At first, I was so sad not having an Easter filled with all the trimmings, but by days end I realized that this bare Easter was better than any chocolate bunny I'd ever had. We praised God under towering spruce and beside rolling waters, our hearts filled with all that Easter truly means. What could be better than that?


  1. Love your 'grateful for what we do have kind of day' ~~ Any day is a good day when you take time to be thankful for what you have in the moment. I also did not put up all of the Easter deco, and we were blessed with the simpleness of spending time with church family, family, and friends throughout the entire day! My sister's house was decked out with Easter~she has the time and money. It doesn't matter though~~God is good~~ and gives us what we need when we need it. Keep encouraging, and be encouraged!

    1. Thank you and ya know, those grateful days are always the absolute best kind of days aren't they?!


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