A Time To Rejoice
Easter is a much awaited festivity in my family. As far as I can remember, my parents taught me and my sisters that Easter is a treasured symbol of our faith. It is a time of rejoicing and celebrating the resurrection of Christ who came to the world to save us from sin and darkness. It is a day to witness a promise that there is a heaven that awaits us all. A heaven where we all are free, happy, at peace and just surrounded by love that never ends.
Coming from a 12 hour night shift work, I gulped a strong brewed coffee to prepare myself for what’s going to be a busy yet fun day with friends and family. Just before I took a shower, I secretly prepared my son’s surprise inside several Easter eggs.
A few days before Easter, my son saw a toy while we were buying some groceries. When he saw it he said, “Hooray! I found it.” I turned around and replied, “You found what?” With eyes wide and sounding so excited he explained, “Dad, these are Star Wars Fighter Pods. I’d been looking for them. Can I have one please, please, please?”
As we walked along the toy section he kept saying, “Please, please, please dad!” I guess he was speaking a bit loud cause my wife approached me and whispered, “The women at the other aisle were laughing at you guys.” Imagining how silly me and my son must have looked like, I laughed as well. I didn’t buy the toy that day. I explained to my son that it was not the right time to buy one. Looking a bit sad, he placed back the toy and softly said, “Okay, dad.”
Easter is also about creating magical, happy moments with our children. It is a day where the Easter Bunny appears and scatter millions of Easter Eggs all over the world. It may be a make-believe tale but to our kid’s they are real. As parents, we try our best to make the most beautiful, amazing childhood for our little ones hoping that one day, they too will share the legacy of happiness and magic that they experienced.
After the Easter Sunday church celebration, we went to our friend’s house to celebrate Easter. We had games for the kids before the exciting Easter egg hunt. The kids were running everywhere, just having a great time. Their laughter of joy echoed all over the park.
My son had a Star Wars Dark Vader basket which my friend lent to him. We forgot to buy our own Easter basket. Talking about being ready for the event.
One of the best things about Easter? Food! Lots of delicious, mouth-watering foods. It was a “Brunch” feast and yes, I was drooling as I wait for the signal, “Everyone, time to eat.” The BBQ chicken and spaghetti were just so good.
Back to my Easter surprise for my son. I had to find a perfect place to scatter my personalized Easter eggs. After waking from a 3 hour sleep or nap, me and his mom took him to a park. It was almost close to Sunset.
He was wondering why we were there. He thought Easter time was over that morning. I simply told him, “I’m checking something.” He kept saying, “Are we going to Target after this?” I told him, “Way better than Target.”
After I scattered all the eggs, I called my wife, “Hey, time for his Easter surprise.”
At first, my son looked at me wondering why there were more eggs. I smiled at him and said, “Just pick up the eggs and look what’s inside.” He did and when he opened them his face lit up looking all so happy, excited and yes, surprised. As I watched him opened the rest of the Easter eggs, I told myself, “The magic lives on.”
Regardless of our religion and what we believe in, Easter is a time to rejoice with the people we love and letting them know how much we care. To bring laughter, happiness and magic in their lives as much as they bring the same to ours every second of everyday.
This week’s Image of Life is titled “Easter Time.” A time to hope and find back our faith. A time to start fresh and make new beginnings.
Thank you for sharing your day with me.Wishing everyone a Happy Easter.
How does Easter mean to you?
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