I was thinking this week of all the Easter sunrises I have seen. Starting at a very young age, Easter has been a special day. When I was young, it was all about the new “Easter Dress” and if I was lucky, new shoes and an Easter Bonnet.
I’m the little one above, about 5 or 6 years old and at right a very “grown-up” 10 year old. I guess I was still kinda just thinking about the new dress!
Over the years, the children have joined us in Easter celebrations. Most of our pictures from that time are still un-digitized, but I did find these that I scanned some time ago for another project.
We used to all pile in that old VW van and make our way to church (and not just on Easter lol).
Notice the suit that was on John in the picture above has found a new home in the picture below!
Where did the years go? As the kids grew up and got married and began to have children of their own, we had many more Easter celebrations. Egg hunts in the backyard, BBQs as the weather allowed, and always lots of love.
|Corbin and Cailin|
|Bekah and Anna|
|Corbin and Anna|
None of these kids look the same anymore, as time has passed and they have also grown up. But the memories remain.
We got to go over and help Cailin and Emmie dye some Easter eggs this afternoon. It was great to do something so simple and yet so full of memories. Cailin is 12 now and Emmie is 10 but they’re not so old that they can’t enjoy dying eggs.
And of course we had to say “hi” to the grand-rats…
Easter is definitely different now that the kids and grandkids are all grown-up or nearly so. The egg hunts in our backyard have given way to each family celebrating in their backyards, especially since we don’t all live so close together anymore. It’s all good and as it should be. Kids grow, traditions evolve, and change happens.
But one thing that does not change is the reason that many of us have to celebrate the season. Enjoy one of my favorite Easter songs with the piano stylings of the late Anthony Burger. Happy Easter Everyone.