By the time Easter rolled around it felt like we had celebrated it more than any other holiday to date. It felt that way in large part because we had! Over the two weeks prior to Easter we either hosted or participated in two parties, two egg dyings, four Easter egg hunts and one egg pinata bashing. On Easter it was nice to be able to go to church and be reminded Easter is about far more than chocolate, jelly beans and Easter eggs.
We always dress up to go to church, so it was fun to have an excuse to pick up a colorful shirt and bow tie for Jasper. Many months ago my parents gave Jasper this cute baby chick tie, which was the perfect thing to wear on Easter Sunday. Photographing a busy toddler is almost downright impossible, so these less than stellar photos are all I managed to capture of the day.
After church Jasper proudly came home talking about Jesus and the tomb. He demonstrated to us how the rock was rolled away from the tomb and how Jesus was gone. As a family we take great comfort in knowing death is not the end. We are eager to see all our loved ones who have passed away, in particular our sweet son Asher and my mother's parents. Not a day goes by where I do not think about Asher or miss my grandparents. I am eager to get to know Asher and to see Jasper interact with my grandparents. It is a powerful thing to love a child so much, but not know the nuances of their personality or what their favorite color is. My heart bursts with excitement thinking about the day we will be together again!
We enjoyed a lovely dinner and another fun egg hunt at my parent's home that evening. Papa and Mimi are two of Jasper's favorite people and it is fun to see their mutual excitement when they see each other.