Hooray!! I love holidays! Any holiday that gives me time to spend with my family is always welcome. And Easter fits that description. We will be leaving this afternoon for a 4 day weekend trip to Arkansas. The trip will be filled with family, baseball, and good food. I'm so looking forward to it all. You see, my love language is QUALITY TIME, and it seems to be that way for my whole family. So, thats why I always look forward to going home, and long for the day when we can move back to the hills of Arkansas.
Yesterday, we kicked off the Easter festivities with a visit with the Easter bunny. On of the sororities held a egg hunt for the faculty and staff. Chaselyn went in her beautiful Easter dress and was mostly oblivious to what was going on. But, we got her picture with the sad looking bunny and the somewhat scary looking Easter Baylor bear (the mascot guy with some bunny ears on his head). But we were also able to get some pictures of the pretty baby among some easter eggs and flowers. I wish I could post pictures, but we are currently unable to pull pictures off of Stanton's camera, because we lost the card reader :(.
Obviously there is much more to celebrate about Easter than just family. There is so much more than bunnies, baskets, eggs, and candy. Easter is the day we celebrate victory over the grave. We take time to reflect on the amazing events that transpired 2000 years ago during this three day period. The anguish and pain that He bore so that we may be forgiven and have everlasting life. The ultimate sacrifice. The ultimate gift.
I am often guilty of getting wrapped up in the commercialism of holidays. And now that we have our sweet little angel, I want to buy her one of everything. But then after I get home from the store, I look at Chaselyn. I see God's amazing design in her amazing smile and cute chubby legs. I feel the love that I have as a mother and get a little glimpse of the love our Father has for us. And I know that above all, my job is to make sure that this precious being before me comes to know God and love Him for all that He has done. How blessed are we. That we can live on this earth and still be allowed to befriend the King of kings.
Happy Easter to you all! May God bless you and your family during this Easter holiday and throughout the year.
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