For many years we hosted an Easter brunch in our backyard. It was big and happy and full of generations celebrating together. The Easter egg hunt was an extravagant extravaganza. Every year it got bigger and bigger and bigger....and then one year we didn't have it. I don't really remember exactly why, but the weather was bad all month, I got sick and never got around to sending out invitations, it just never happened.
So that year we started a new Easter tradition: we didn't have the big party. We went to the club instead. (And it rained all day that Easter.)
I do miss that big, fun party in a way. But it was a ton of work and that part I don't miss, not a bit!
Because of those years of celebrating Easter in a big way I managed to collect lots of Easter decorations. Probably my favorite decoration is this cross stitch tablecloth. It was made by me in the 80's, most likely a Bucilla kit and took over a year for me to complete. It's so pretty with the bunnies and the spring flowers.
The kids will be here this weekend and I have the table set up for tonight's dinner. We are celebrating a one year sober birthday for one of the lovely members of my family. People, this is a big deal. A very big deal. I am bursting with pride and happiness for my lovely. We have cards and balloons, a favorite menu with a favorite dessert.
So this weekend, while I join Christians all over the world celebrating the miracle of Christ's resurrection, I will also be joining my family and celebrating our own miracle, sobriety, another sort of coming back to life. It's the little things that are the big things.
Sending you all LOVE!