Our forecast is calling for rain from today through Sunday and at first I was really bummed about it. I wanted to sit in the sun today and play outside with Gideon, but I honestly think this weather and the cloud-cover we are experiencing has made me consider what the day we celebrate was really like. Stormy and dark. I read Gideon the parts in his storybook Bible about the cross, death and resurrection of Jesus. I don't know what it was about how they worded it for kids, but the part about the resurrection was so exciting and I kept repeating it over and over and Gideon was getting excited and I fell in love with the cross all over again for more than it being just a story. It's real. And the excitement is real.
Despite this week being hard, we spent a fun evening dyeing eggs. The eggs turned out horrible, but we didn't care. We had fun together. Next year, I promise to use vinegar and not just water and maybe our eggs will actually get some color.
"He is not here, for he has risen, as he said." - Matthew 28:6
And here is a peek inside Gideon's Easter basket:
Two shirts, sandals, board book (Duck & Goose), chalk, suckers, applesauce, and 50 Avengers temporary tattoos (cause every needs that, right?)