For Chip: He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. —Unknown

Sunday, April 5, 2015

In the Name of ..........

My memories of Easter consist of new white shoes, a beautiful dress, and possibly some accessories.  I dreaded the shoes because my feet were big for my body, and white makes the foot look like a boat.  White shoes with a gangly thin body make an embarrassing profile.  The best Easter Bunny visit was a new swimsuit, a bucket with shovel for the sandbox, and a colored baby chick.  The chicken became full grown and I treated him like any other pet holding and petting him.  When I was very young my mom told me that the Easter Bunny was retiring.  I just took it in stride, but quickly decided it must be a money issue. I feel the same way when we do not get raises at work.  Say goodbye to the Easter Bunny.

I loved Saturday night with a Prell shampoo and some pampering with my hair. I was fascinated with Prell and the commercials of a pearl dropping through the bright green liquid.   The next day we were off to church followed by a nice lunch with relatives.

Easter has always been a great experience that I still fondly remember with my boys.  It was always something to look forward too.  This all changes with aging parents and children that move away.  It's not quite the same, but we do the best we can.  Friends sometimes substitute the holiday that parents used to fill.  I have encountered much joy this Easter with over zealous fun loving holiday people.  We are always looking for hope and a joyous occasion to celebrate.

I hope the day and year brings health, happiness and prosperity in the Name of Jesus.  

Happy Easter!