Monday, April 13, 2009

Growing Up Is Hard To Do

Joe and I have been married for 9 years this month, and in all that time we have never spent Easter alone. Well there is a first for everything because yesterday we were alone. Oh we had church with our Christian family which was wonderful, but it was so sad to come home with just us and the boys. Nothing turned out right, the bread I baked wasn't as flavorful as usual, the deviled eggs were missing something, the potatoes were blah. I am usually a good cook, but I think my heart just wasn't in it yesterday. I was gloomy and so was the rest of my family. We were all just BLAH. The Easter Bunny didn't hide our eggs because it was raining and so that just was the icing on the cake! Why is growing up so hard sometimes?
Of course there was some sunshine behind all of those gloomy clouds, my boys were with me and healthy. God has blessed our lives and it was a great Lord's Day as is every Sunday. I had to have a bit of a pity party, but realize that I am very blessed. There are many without family, without a nice Easter dinner, but mainly without the HOPE of Jesus Christ. How wonderful it is to have hope! We can all hope because he has over come the world, and we will have eternal life! I pray you all had a blessed Easter, and pray that every day you think of his gift and the fact that he indeed LIVES!


Kat said...

Growing up is hard! I'm sorry your easter wasn't all that it usually is. You are so right hope is truly a wonderful thing and it is the spirit of Easter. With hope so many things are possible.

Alicia said...


Sorry you were feeling gloomy. I know there are many people who miss the family get togethers on that day. But, you're right, we have Jesus, and that should fill all the voids and more!!

Hugs, my friend!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that the weather was kinda crummy and carried over into your mood. That happens to me all the time. I'm hoping today is much better!

Lindsay said...

You're right - growing is NOT fun. Sorry you had such a blah day...and on Easter of all days. But even so, that doesn't mean the meaning of the day is any less - isn't it great to just simply know that He has risen?!

Happy Easter, friend.