Happy Easter, everyone! Normally, I would write a post about our risen Savior, but today, my heart is in a different place. So, instead, I will share a memory with you.
A year ago – Easter 2015 – Cindy and I were at the Queen Creek Cafe having breakfast with a dear friend and her (then) 12 year-old son. Kevin was working and our friend’s daughter was at a sleepover. Since our friend was still out of work, Cindy and I bought Easter goodies for her and her kids.
The four of us had such a good time talking and joking as we enjoyed our delicious breakfasts. There was so much laughter and love at that table. It really was a wonderful way to spend Easter morning. As we parted company, we all hugged and commented how we needed to do that again soon. Our friend’s son gave me a super big hug, like he always did.
Now, let’s fast forward a year. Here we are at Easter 2016. Cindy is gone. That dear friend no longer speaks to me and I’m no longer welcome to give her children gifts at Easter or any other time. Today, my heart is heavy instead of filled with laughter.
What a difference a year makes. I’m not sure why things turned out the way that they have, but this is the current reality.
Still, I’m not one to sink into the mire of depression. Kevin and I have a great day planned. Here in a few minutes, I’m going down to the kitchen to fix a nice breakfast. Then, later on, we’ll have a (sort of) traditional ham dinner. I say “sort of” because I bought a boneless ham to make the cleanup easier. I’m not sure where one finds a boneless pig, but I guess they found one somewhere. 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.