Well, here it is....Easter Morning! and, oddly enough, I have extra time before church. Tom is the intrepid one who gets up early and goes to the sunrise service. It's ecumenical and the pastors in town take turns officiating and preaching. It was a bit overcast but not snowing - not too cold - and there's green grass for, possibly, the first time ever. Tom reports that the Canada Geese did their annual celebratory flyby and everything was joyous.
Then, the boys donned their dress shirts and ties. Always, always, always their shirts and pants are too short (no matter what size it says on the tag) and we end up impersonating Tabitha Twitchett and Tom Kitten trying to get them dressed in their best - "My! I had not realized how much you've grown!" and, "Mom, I can't breathe!" and bursting buttons off, etc., etc. One of these years, we'll try our clothes on early....
Now, the boys are at Easter breakfast at church. I pass on these two functions for priorities' sake, saving my energy for the big church service and ham dinner and Easter egg hunt and fun visiting with all the family.
So, in the sweet Easter morning quiet, as I do every year, now, I am sniffling with emotion as I listen to my very favorite Easter song and I thought that I might just share it with you. It's all about joyful love! =D
(er, but....it's such a visual song on it's own - I recommend looking away and simply listening if you're so inclined...)