Monday, April 13, 2009

Wet Easter Sunday

I was reminded yesterday of that lovely old wives tale: If it rains on Easter Sunday it will rain for the next 7 Sundays...lovely, just lovely. I am only praying that we will not have to endure 7 more Sundays of the rain we received yesterday. It rained ALL day with simple transitions from heavy drizzle to mist to outright downpour. Easter is such a beautiful day & I always hope for lots of sunshine and a little bit of warmth--no such luck this year.

While it was nasty yesterday, it was beautiful on Saturday & Hubby & I were able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. We headed to a local Par 3, 9 hole golf course on Saturday afternoon so I could practice up on my skills. I was pretty terrible the entire round until my last shot of the day--it was certainly my 1 moment of brilliance. Then we grabbed a quick dinner out & headed home to get the firepit up and going. I just love this time of year, warm enough in the daytime to enjoy being outside & just slightly cool at night to enjoy a nice fire outside. We enjoyed smores & good conversation with our neighbors & had a great evening.

Easter Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year, the church service always manages to speak straight to my heart & then we get to spend time with great family & fantastic food! We always have our Easter gathering at my parents' house so we headed down quickly after church to help them out. Normal Easter tradition includes gathering at my Grandparents' house (my dad's parents) & taking family pictures with us all dressed up in our Sunday best--well, as the grandkids have gotten older & have their own families & their own church homes this has become a little difficult. Plus, this year the rain would have caused problems anyway. We had plans of taking pictures at my parents' house but it never got worked in. Hubby & I did manage to pull off one picture together & I'll try and remember to post it once I get it loaded on my computer.

Rain always seems to put a damper on things, no Easter egg hunt, no family tradition egg toss, no family pictures...oh well, at least we can still certainly celebrate the resurrection of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! What a mighty God we serve!

One of the ladies at church sang this song at church yesterday--it really made me remember why God had to do what he did.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

Darn rain!!! Boo!

LOVE that Nicole Nordeman song, so powerful!