Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter...

I made you an Easter basket...
There were no dying of eggs. No easter egg hunt.
There was family, and good food... but things weren't the same...
This Holiday will always hold special memories in my heart..
The last Holiday we spent with you... The only Holiday you were "walking" for...
Your first egg hunt, .. the first basket you enjoyed, the goofy easter"grass" you hated... the egg's you were so excited to find and put in your bag... Memories I will never let go...
This year was hard. This year seemed ... missing...

Elliana's first Easter. She's too young to know. ... But she will. There were baskets - Couldn't bear to make the other 2 without a third...

But instead of having you there to tear it apart like your brother, dumping things across the room and digging for as much consumable chocolate possible at 8 am
we traveled here....

We brought you your basket...
Nathaniel "tested" out your ball... even brought you a sticker,
and drove your cars into their places (parked conviently beside the stone & vases. ) Daddy found you a new pinwheel.. the wind was just right and it spun round and round.
Wish you were here... how we miss you and love you, so very much.
...But He loves you more.
How amazing it must be to celebrate with the ONE who is the reason we celebrate. Thank you Jesus for the price you paid. Thank you Father for the gift you gave. Thank you for giving life... so that we may have eternity. Thank you for giving it all... so that I will hold my Brayden again... Jesus is Risen... He is Risen, indeed.

3 comments:

Tricia said...

Michelle that was so beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes b/c we spent that last holiday with you all. We love you all very much

vfcctigger said...

Michelle,
My heart goes out to you as I read this lovely blog. I can't imagine what you must me going through, but I admire your openness and the amazing perspective that you have that he is with his savior. You are in our prayers always!! God bless you and your family!

zigcat said...

I want to say more but all I can say is I love you all so very much.