Faith & Family

How Did You Spend Your Easter?

Easter is not about dressing up in your Sunday best it is about how you spend it? Did you spend it surrounded by loved ones? I did this year. We spent Easter at my mom’s minus three family members. One was my husband as he had to work, the other was my oldest daughter because she is away at college. The last one was my dad. As many of you know I lost my dad at the beginning of this year from Cancer. He was and will always be my hero. Not seeing him makes me think of all of those who are suffering right now from that dreadful disease called Cancer.

My mom, my two older sisters and myself
My mom, my two older sisters and myself

Instead of being sad that my dad is no longer with us, my family chose this Easter to remember my dad in simple ways. One way is that we all ate a sweet potato for him. You see my dad was a big eater. He loved nothing more than to take the grandkids out to eat.

Four of the five grandchildren. My oldest daughter is missing.
Four of the five grandchildren. My oldest daughter is missing.

 

No matter what time of the day, Grampie as the five grandkids called him would take the kids to get a snack. Sweet potatoes were one of his favorite things at all holiday meals. For the rest of us not so much but we all chose to eat a sweet potato in his honor this past Easter. It is hard to believe he has been gone for three months now. In those three months so many things have happened. His  78th birthday, Valentine’s day,  my mom’s birthday, what would have been my parent’s 55th wedding anniversary, two grandchildren’s birthday and now Easter. There are days that I am in tears because I miss my dad so much but there are days when it seems that I can feel him near me.

My dad and my youngest years ago out for ice cream.
My dad and my youngest years ago out for ice cream.

So I ask you how did you spend your Easter? Did you spend it surrounded by family and friends? Cherish those times because before you know it they will be gone.

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