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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter is my favorite holiday. I mean, what's not to love. The pastel, the Spring weather, Jesus is risen, family egg hunts, people in hats. It's a beautiful thing, right?

The best part of Easter is family. The great thing about family is that you can laugh at family disasters. If you can't, your family has issues. I know that a lot of people can't look back at awful family times and laugh, but I'm fortunate. I can.

Because my brother had two open heart surgeries, and my aunt was a single mother, my boy cousins and I were raised like brothers and sister. To this day, I look at my cousin's little girl and it's like him with long hair. LOL I am filled with love for their kids because I see the little kids I loved as brothers.

My cousin Kevin was the tough one. He made me look innocent. He was running football betting schemes in grammar school. But he was no match for my grandmother, who might have given Hitler a run for his money. One day, Kevin refused to take a bath after baseball. My grandmother picked him up and dropped him in the tub, tennis shoes and all. Both of us knew the taste of Ivory soap well.

We share so many life experiences and when we get together, we are completely comfortable, and we laugh! Will you get to see family this Easter? What makes your family special?
posted at 11:30 AM  
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At 3:52 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

We don't do anything for holidays anymore. I do love my cousins, though. All 55 of them. I love doing the Lord's Supper for Easter, since we're Baptists and seldom ever do the Lord's Supper.
Hope yours is a great one!

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I love Easter too! It's not as commercialized at Christmas and I get such a sense of awe when I remember the reason for the holiday.

And this year I think Alexa is old enough to enjoy looking for Easter eggs! :)

At 5:23 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh she is C, you'll have SOO much fun with that and her in a cute dress. Nothing better than an Easter dress.

What's the Lord's Supper on Easter? I'm not familiar with that.

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

That's communion. :) We Baptists call it the Lord's Supper.

I can't wait to see her in her cute Easter dress too!

At 5:26 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oooh!!! Duh. LOL I thought it was a special meal. Bryed took the kids to a Seder dinner and foot washing ceremony. Poor Elle was disturbed to find out that was NOTHING like a pedicure. LOL She'll go with Mom next time.

At 12:57 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

With both of my parents in heaven and my brothers on opposite ends of the country, my family does not spend any time together any more. Our children and grandchildren are so spread out that they don't even know each other! Sad, isn't it.

I will be spending Easter in bed this year. I will be having knee surgery on Holy Thursday and am on bed rest for the next several days. For the first time since I became a Catholic, I will be missing all of the special masses at church. I'm kind of bummed and know that I can watch them on TV but it's just not the same. Oh well, at least my knee will be better! ;-)

At 1:26 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh Ruthie, I'm so sorry about the surgery and the family being spread out. That's what's happening to our families today. It's awful, but people can't afford to stick around where they grew up. I know it's been ridiculous to try and stay here in the Bay Area against all this International money.

Enjoy your day with a good book. If you email me your address, I'll mail you my current devotion and A Billion Reasons Why to Convalesce with.

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Tonya Kappes said...

We love Easter too! Our family has a big dinner after church (wait...that's every week...) Anyways, we have extra family over or go out for a brunch. I love how happy everyone is in their hearts and the light shining through their eyes. Happy Easter!

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Easter is my favorite time of year! LOVE it!!! There's such a feeling of celebration! Our Lord is Risen!!!! Whoohoooo!!!

Ruthie, I'm so sorry you'll be going through surgery and recovery during that time. We'll pray for you, friend!!


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