One of the traditions we started a few years ago was the nighttime egg hunt. The kids had outgrown hunting eggs in the living room, had moved on to the yard, and then found themselves incredibly bored with the whole experience. I, being unwilling to just let it go, just found it necessary to up the ante.
Yes. We hide the eggs, put change in them, and then hand them a flashlight. Believe me...it is not as easy as it looks.
Letting go is difficult, isn't it? I briefly visited the home of a family today that has four children...three girls and a boy. The girls have been going to the ballpark for fourteen or so years watching their brother play. It was just something that they always did. Never a lot of thought about it much...and after years and years of being spectators...it pretty much became a normal part of life. Today, they watched their brother play his last high school game in the first round of the playoffs. While a loss is difficult to accept...this was a loss that came out of left field...no pun intended.
My nighttime egg hunts are my way of keeping the fun that I miss so much from when they were little...alive for a little bit longer. It also gives them back some of the fun that they profess to have outgrown. Win/win, yes?
|Thought I was kidding?|
|Counting eggs...five are still AWOL...|
Speaking of sugar...I have THE cutest Easter cookies made by Elisabeth Epperson of http://www.elisabethssweets.blogspot.com/. Elisabeth is a high school junior that is incredibly talented in the kitchen...and is beautiful, smart, has a wonderful personality and a heart for the Lord. The whole package! I hope you'll check out her blog and follow it or just leave her a message. It is a fun read and she posts the most incredible photos of what she's working on along with some really cool narrative. Here's the pictures of what I picked up today.
|Look at the amazing detail that she puts into her cookies!|
|SOOOO cute! :)|
|May I add that they taste as awesome as they look...|
Try not to eat too much sugar tomorrow...but savor every moment of your time celebrating the Risen Lord...enjoying the day with family or friends...and just being in the moment. Today is all that we are promised. Make it sweet.