Easter 2009: One Mom’s Perspective

April 12, 2009 at 3:44 pm 2 comments

Today has been full of activity, worship, praise, and business.  So thankful to have a second set of hands this morning to be part of the service.  They had several mishaps and adventures, but they made it intact, it seems!

I worshiped.

And the kids ate too much chocolate.

I fell over from exhaustion right after lunch on the coach at Grandma’s, unconcerned at the time about the dishes.

I got up to kids eating more chocolate, and wiping it on towels, and potting plants over the table cloth, trying to decide whether to try to make a church egg hunt or not.  Nope…I’m too cranky, and they are too wound up.

“Other” plans that came so fast that the day was out of my hands…dreams of a family Easter egg hunt fading, talks of a movie (on Easter?) that I’d not even considered (it’s Easter!) and suddenly, me very short, and sensing the need for some medication, or something.

We got loaded up, me in all my Mommy crazy feeling (my Mom even told me to be sure and get a nap), unloaded the dish-washer, probably too loudly, and wondered what a holy day would be like that really was holy:  no fatigue, “stuff” and planning and adrenaline, sweat, and crazy.  No skipping breakfast and piling in lunch, half starving.  No sugar-highs, chores, news,  and fusses about sharing candy?

I smiled at the thought for a second, but then paused.

Because I can tell you what it would be like:  we’d be sitting around all day missing the kids and feeling like “it just doesn’t fell like it’s Easter without the XYZ.”

A crazy people we are.

I’m going to go get a nap, hopefully get a grip, hopefully remember to smile.

After all, it’s EASTER!  But, I’m still a Mom, somebody has to teach the kids some form of manners!  Whew.

Here we are: all in need of a Saviour, saving moments, saving grace.

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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  • 1. mom  |  April 12, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Just enjoy the moment for what it is, for whatever it may bring. It all goes by to quickly, therefore leaving you longing for some of those precious times and memories to come flowing back in some small way. That is what I captured from watching my grandkids and their parents celebrating the excitement of Easter as a family filled with love, laughter, craziness, and yes… too much chocolate. Oh well!! I will put this in my heart of treasured memories…..Thanks for letting me be a part.

  • 2. bellissimanh  |  April 13, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    What an authentic post. So many Easter posts are filled with the pretty pictures of children in Sunday best, musings over powerful worship services, and recipes galore of the feast that was had. These things in and of themselves are not bad, but my heart so often craves something… well… REAL. I loved this snapshot of life at your house on Easter Sunday. Know that mine is similar… right down to loading the dishwasher a bit loudy. We are indeed all in need of a Savior… in need of saving moments… in need of grace. Love you! Happy Resurrection Day!

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