Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Memories...


My mom loved Easter. She loved creating Easter baskets for my sisters and me. And she loved dying Easter eggs, even after I was grown and married with a child of my own. I'm the same way.

One year, a friend and I used only natural ingredients to dye eggs. Red cabbage and red onions made the prettiest and most natural blue colors. Coffee created a mottled brown. It was fun even though a strange odor pervaded the house for a day or two. This same friend and I exchanged Easter baskets for several years. One year, I was the lucky recipient. The next year, she was. She even drove down to my house after I had moved so she could dye eggs with my daughter and me one year. I think she and I were hogging the dye and eggs a bit. A two-year-old barely stood a chance with the two of us at the table!

This year, my daughter suggested that the Easter bunny not hide any eggs for her to search for. She was okay with receiving a basket though. And she and I definitely had to dye eggs, even though this was the smallest number we had ever dipped and decorated.

While I've always enjoyed the fun of Easter... dying Easter eggs, decorating a small "Easter" tree with ornaments, getting out framed photos of my daughter from Easter's past, the significance of the day doesn't pass me by, and I am thankful.

I am thankful that Jesus died for me. I am thankful that the tomb was empty when the stone was rolled back. I am thankful that Jesus appeared to his mother and to his disciples... that He is with me today.

I hope you have had a wonderful Easter!



9 comments:

miruspeg said...

You have some beautiful memories Roban. I loved reading about all the fun you had creating your Easter baskets.
I feel sad that I have never experienced dying Easter eggs.

Did Scout and Maggie join in the fun?? I bet you Maggie wanted to!

Tell your daughter she looks exceptionally beautiful in that bottom photograph.

Hugs
Peggy

McAngie said...

You have a beautiful daughter! Looks like you guys had a great easter!

Jen said...

Your daughter looks so beautiful! I love the idea of dying the eggs naturally - how cool is that! We opted for the simple 99 cents box of easter egg dye...

Octamom said...

Beautiful pictures of your Easter! Your daughter looks just beautiful and the eggs turned out so vibrant!

Blessings!

Carrie said...

I love traditions and I am glad to read that you still treasure those as well. Your daughter looked amazing. You should be very proud of yourself for her.I'm glad that you had a great Easter.

jen@odbt said...

I love that your daughter still loves to dye eggs. She is beautiful.

letti said...

hi roban! thanks for dropping by. :) yeah, the days and nights have been melding into one another since we brought baby Jaxon home :) When David suggested I decorate easter eggs and make up a basket or two, I kinda looked at him with a "You are KIDDING me, right?" look. LOL.

thezeninyou said...

Sounds like you had a really wonderful Easter. I love this holiday...it makes me feel blessed and renewed. Plus I just love all the spring colors and happiness in the air!

Mummy McTavish said...

Keep telling us what a darling your sweet daughter is, the world needs to know that "this generation" ain't all bad! I love her dress in the last photo, it's so pretty (so's she).

Glad your Easter was top notch.