Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrate Easter

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 It is Easter Weekend. As I watch television and see all the commercials for Easter, I am saddened to think that most people relate Easter with bunnies, chicks and chocolate. Not that I am against any of those things, but this is not what I think of when I think of Easter.
I think back to the Easters I have in my past.  I remember how my mother would slave over the sewing machine for hours in the weeks before Easter Sunday.  She would pick out patterns that would work for both my sister and me. She would buy material, thread and zippers that all matched. We even went shopping for new shoes. Easter meant getting to wear our new spring outfits. I have pictures somewhere of my sister and me in matching outfits grinning at the camera as we stood in our front yard on Easter Sunday.

Easter always meant getting up VERY early and going to the sunrise service at church. There we would see our friends in their new outfits. We sang the songs that were popular for Easter morning. We then would eat the most wonderful food set out by the women. The day was for worshipping and thinking of what Christ had done for us. It seemed like a new beginning with the new growth in the yards and fresh smell of spring and HOPE in the air.
Come join us at the Creek!
Tomorrow, I will don an outfit that looks as springy as I can make it in these still cool mornings.  I will turn on the radio as I head to church listening to that beautiful music. I will join my friends at Cedar Creek Church and worship. The real reason for this day.  I am celebrating with thankfulness for what Christ has done.  We would love to have you join us.


  1. Good memories, Kathleen. They parallel some of my own, like those sewing mothers who worked so hard to create and save money.

  2. I, too, had a mother who sewed my dress for Easter. She also reworked a hat each year. New ribbons and flowers on the same old hat. How I wished we could afford a new hat. We didn't get baskets of candy and the egg hunt was always hard boiled eggs. Happy Easter Kathy!