Happy Easter to you and yours and may God bless your family.
I find it interesting that we put more of an emphasis on today because God gave his son, Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins. Well, shouldn’t we be putting an emphasis on every day then and be just as thankful and blessed the rest of the 364 days of the year. Jesus has gone through the most tragic experience to ensure we have everlasting life and our sins are forgiven and that we may to go to heaven.
We went to 8am church service near us this morning and it was packed, the church had a 6:30am, 8:00am, 9:15am and 10:45am services, that Pastor was a busy guy. I am fond of Easter for many reasons, it is an indicator that spring is here and so excited for the budding bushes and the plush green grass. I remember when I was a little girl, my parents and I would go to the Sunrise church service- at 6:30am in the morning and then we would get home and start cooking the Easter Dinner- Easter ham, yum. I grew up going to the Parochial grade school through 8th grade, attended bible camp, was a camp counselor at the bible camp and facilitated a women’s bible study in college. I by all means continue to walk in my faith and learn more about myself as well as what the Lord has done for me and will continue to guide me. Since my grandma had passed away in Sept of 2005, I have had a little harder time attending Easter Sunday church service and Christmas service. She loved her Lord and church so much and enjoyed singing and I am pretty sure she was the best grandma ever. (I may be a little bias) 🙂 I always get teary eyed and get choked up during the church service, same thing happens with Christmas service as well. I always know that my grandma is there with me and giving thanks and singing praises.
Normally, we are home with my parents and siblings for a big Easter Dinner. This year we were a few family members short and a few weeks ago Carl found out he had a work conference where his company was a big sponsor of the conference. I had let mom know that we wouldn’t be able to make it and we decided to meet somewhere for a Sunday brunch. Mom left it up to me to find a place as I am the one with the food issues! 🙂 We decided to try the restaurant Pier 500 in Hudson, WI. They had a gluten free brunch menu that looked tasty, however I did not have the breakfast because I am allergic to egg whites and did not want to have stomach pains for the day. I ended up having a good burger w/o a bun. 🙂 We then went to a near by park to walk around and see the pretty scenery of the St. Croix River.
All of us kids, love Easter because the Easter bunny always comes to our house. This year the Easter baskets travelled to Easter brunch.
We got lots of goodies! There is some of the treats that I can’t eat, so lucky Carl! 🙂
It was a great afternoon with family and there was no dishes, but do miss the leftovers.
Happy Easter and remember to be thankful every day that Jesus died on the cross for our sins.