Life is slow right now.
It is suppose to be spring,
But with a cold touch of the wind,
and it has been howling
I feel the real.
Though I love the yellow green
of the springtime leaves and
the warmth of gently colored flowers
I feel the cold still gripping
My days and nights.
Fluffy specs are leaking from the trees today…
well, no, actually those flowering trees in the neighbor’s yard aren’t shedding their gauzy petals.
So what is it?
Oh no – its snow!
Well, that is normal here in the Midwest. Isn’t it?
Yes, I suppose. But you see, it really isn’t,
at least not this year.
This afternoon we had a family gathering to celebrate Easter. Two of my sons and their families came together for dinner with my husband and myself. We ate at my eldest son’s home and shared t-bone steaks from the grill with potatoes and hot dogs for the kids. Conversation and laughter made the meal enjoyable and fabulous. Afterward I passed around Easter buckets with goodies, sketch books and treats for the kids and pot holders for my daughter-in-laws. At Christmas and birthdays everyone gets something, but Easter is mostly for fun and just a time to be together, and I try to focus on something special for my two daughter’s by marriage in our family.
I have three sons who have kept me very busy and happy over the years, but I’ve always wanted daughters and I’m thrilled I got them with the marriage of my two sons. (I also have three more with my three granddaughters.)
Holidays are special for us and we love to all share the cooking chores. This year Easter was great because we did not have the typical ham but rather a dinner from the grill which was a grew change. The grandkids were enjoying themselves and it made for a great get together. I’m always up for change and this was good and really fun, too. We all relaxed and enjoyed the sunshine and as well as great food.
It’s funny how the prayer before the meal was more personal this year and more intuitive for our family as well. My eldest daughter-n-law focused on the holiday and where we are as family at the moment. It made for a great start for the meal with thanksgiving for how the holiday was centered around such a sacrifice.
Happy Easter to all!
New is sometimes good. I’m going to be sharing about anything and everything that interests me and grabs my attention – so welcome to my world.