Happy Easter! With a week of unmet expectations, I am so blessed to be reminded of God’s incredible grace.
Our week began with computer problems. Did anyone notice I wasn’t around?!? Wait, don’t answer that, I don’t think my ego could take it at the moment…. Once the computer issue was resolved, and I impatiently attempted to get used to new technology, I went to access my planned Easter lessons only to find I was out of printer ink. *sigh* Further drama aside, I finally reached that point where all I could do was laugh. “…she can laugh at the days to come.” (Proverbs 31:25)
God is good! He is faithful to remind me what is precious in my life. Palm Sunday Little Bear performed in her first ever ballet. Taking a short-term ballet class to introduce her to dance, the class concluded with a performance at a local church. Not much is cuter then a group of 3-5 year olds in pink tu-tu’s! Little Bear wasn’t immediately sure what to think about receiving her first bouquet of flowers. Only a moment of surprise and dad was quickly confirmed to remain her biggest hero!
With planned Easter lessons delayed, we improvised and we read. We began a tradition of reading Benjamin’s Box at Easter. This year we read it early as part of our school lessons. We also read The Legend of the Easter Egg that I found on our bookshelf.
As we compared springs new growth to new life we have through Jesus, we were excited to enjoy some spring sunshine. Observations outside quickly turned into bubble blowing where we discovered, much to our amusement, our Rosie likes to chase bubbles as much as balls. We ended our weeks class time with Good Friday and Easter worksheets, from Ministry-To-Children, for Columbo and Magoo. Little Bear enjoyed color sheets and stickers. As we missed our planned attendance to Good Friday service, I was thankful that we had thoroughly gone over the lesson. When finally sitting down to a late dinner and dad asked the kids what they understood about Good Friday, I was please they were able to share what they had learned. (verifying that mom really is teaching opposed to relaxing over bon-bon’s)
As we go into our weekend we plan to enjoy a community Easter activity as well as do some traditional egg coloring. Our efforts at egg coloring will be experimenting with science as we are trying natural ways to color eggs oppose to using artificial dyes. Given that my kitchen faucet is currently disassembled and my husband is grumbling about unavailable parts, I’m broaching the weekend schedule as a rough plan and not expectations.
Happy Resurrection Day!!
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16