It has been a pretty rough couple weeks here. My Uncle had a massive heart attack and has been in ICU in critical condition. (The next few days are going to be pretty critical.)
With him being in the hospital on the Easter weekend my cousin was at a loss. She did the whole Easter baskets and hiding eggs with her kids, then one of her daughters asked what are we going to do today? My cousin was at a complete loss because normally they go to her parents for Easter after church, and spend the day with them and her siblings. She wasn’t even prepared for not being able to do this. It hadn’t even crossed her mind until that moment that she needed to find an alternative to what they normally always do.
This Easter our kids weren’t able to be here for various reasons. It is the first holiday that I haven’t had at least a couple of kids home. Normally we would go to my Parents or Andy’s Moms. At my parents most of my siblings would be there and we would have a big dinner. At my Mother in Laws (she lived in the middle of nowhere) we would take the jeep and go jeeping, stop and hide eggs, and then have a picnic. Well as I said we had no kids, my parents are out of town, and we couldn’t go to my Mother in Laws. We did go for a drive up to the mountains but it just didn’t seem right. I am so use to what we always do that having to do something else just didn’t seem right.
I think back and there have been a few years that I wanted to do something different, but we always did what we always did. I am so glad that we did. I know my cousin is glad that they had a tradition of always going to her parents. Because no matter what happens her kids will always have the memories of past Easters and holidays.
I think sometimes we take these things for granted and don’t really stop and enjoy the moment because we think it will always be this way. But things can change in an instant.
If you have Family traditions embrace them and don’t take them for granted (even if sometimes you want to do things differently).
Do you have Family traditions that you do every year?
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Mary @Maryandering Creatively
My Favorite Post of the Week
This was so inspiring, He had a very long and tough road finding Christ. I think that sometimes we forget how much some of the lost ones are suffering.
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