We are still partying like it’s Easter (or trying to) during this Easter Octave despite travelers fatigue, snow storms and stomach bugs. The weather is deceiving leading one to believe perhaps it’s Christmas we are celebrating.
Everyone survived the long seven hour car ride to my parents for Easter and did surprisingly well. I am so grateful we made the trek! I treasure the time we have with my family since we don’t see them often and my mom’s Easter dinner was AMAZING! We will be doing the kids’ individual Easter baskets this weekend, since Grandma had lots of goodies for them including a fun Easter egg hunt despite having to be indoors.
While most people are posting beautiful pictures of flowers blooming and beginning to enjoy spring, my children are enjoying building snow forts and days off of school because of a lovely snowstorm resulting in 10 inches earlier this week. It is currently snowing again as I look out my window. In December I would say, oh the snowfall is so beautiful, but in April not so much. I am beginning to think we live in Narnia where it is always winter and never spring.
We survived the entire winter with absolutely no sickness in the house, so come March we all stop taking elderberry syrup only to result in Grace and I getting hit with a nasty stomach bug the past few days. I am grateful it didn’t rear its ugly head until after we made it home from our Easter travels and that so far only two out of six are knocked down.
Between Grace’s doses of tylenol to keep her fever down and bouts of throwing up, she is jumping off the couch and singing Alleluia as often as she can. The good news, He is still Risen!! That is a promise to hold on to and a reason to celebrate and be joyful even on our most difficult days.
“We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song!” – St. John Paul II