Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hoppy Easter!

I saw an Easter card several years ago with a cute little bunny hopping around, delivering easter eggs with the saying, "Hoppy Easter" and I've liked saying it ever since. Our family celebrates Easter with a little bit of the Easter Bunny, hunting eggs and eating candy, but we also focus on the spiritual aspect and how Jesus Christ suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, He not only died but was resurrected so that we might live again. I'm so very thankful for these gifts. I know that life goes on even after death and that through Him we can live together as families and friends forever.

Miss Jessica said to me today, "Mom, I'm glad I'm still alive so that I can celebrate Easter with you today."

Me: "Me too.

Jess: "When I'm in heaven, will you still celebrate Easter?"

Me: "You bet we will and we will think of you! We will think about you every single day."

Jess smiles.


Mary Fran said...

This weekend has been a rough one and on Friday when a situation was unfolding I kept thinking how it was Good Friday and on this day Christ died for our sins. He died so that we can be forgiven. He died to Save us. What an awesome and amazing thing.

I'm so glad that Jess is around the celebrate the greatest gift we could ever be given.

chelle said...

eep! How incredibly sad, enduring and heartwarming all at once.

Hope you had a wonderful Hoppy Easter :)

jenny said...

Wow, Nancy, Jess is amazing. And, you are amazing-she learned that attitude from someone around there...:)

Praying for you all, as difficult as it is...glad you had a good holiday!

Penless Thoughts said...

Came to you site from Ruth giving you the Thinking Bloggers Award. How very moving.

Ruth said...

Jess posts are always so moving. Thank you for sharing those moments with us.

falwyn said...

So touching. Thank you for sharing... there's a great Carol Lynn Pearson poem, about heaven being more real once someone you love is there. Made me think of that.

Jody said...

Just lovely.