Monday, April 25, 2011
I had a wonderful Easter and I hope that everyone else did too. I enjoyed so many things about this Easter break that I was unable to enjoy last year. To be honest, I don't even remember much from last year. But this year was different. I was back to being present in my children's lives. We must have dyed eggs last year, but I don't remember doing so. There are no pictures. I know that this year is the first year that my three year old was able to dye them. I know that sounds crazy, but he is allergic to eggs, and this was the first year that he was able to touch them without having a reaction. When he dunked his egg into the dye and it came out blue, he was wide eyed and said, "It's a miracle!" I was so happy to be there when he got to experience the shock and excitement of dying an egg blue. It felt like a miracle to me too, but for such a different reason. Last year at this time, I was in such a mess both physically and emotionally. I felt as if my world had come undone. I was Humpty Dumpty, who was broken and could never be put back together again. I do remember crying my eyes out last Easter after a big family celebration. I remember feeling sadder than sad. And then in the middle of my meltdown, we had a good sized earthquake. That's all. I don't remember dying eggs, or hunting for them. I didn't go to church, or dress the kids up. I don't remember the kids at all. It's like my mind erased them. Creepy really. But this year was different. All fun, smiles, and joy. Just the way that life should be.
Posted by Michelle at 11:59 AM