this "oh happy day" thing is so over used on the reed life.
and really, good friday is super.....serious, to me.
i know that it is a good day.
but i don't think i'd use the word "happy"
i feel kinda sick.
i usually do on good friday. feel sick, i mean.
i woke up this morning and felt like wearing black (gasp)
so i did.
a black sweater and and a grey skirt.
i still haven't put on any make up.
i just feel off.
and sick (did i mention that?)
i kept the kids home today.
we slept in, made a big breakfast, made resurrection rolls, and did a buncha worksheets and coloring pages that i printed off the internet.
this is the second year i have done this.
the kids are actually totally happy to stay home even though there is a bunch crazy bunny/easter egg stuff happening in their classes.
there is just so much wasted time happening during these "celebrations" and i just can't stand that on easter.
easter. you thought i freaked out on christmas?
good friday just NEEDS to be respected in my opinion.
and ridiculous eggs and bunnies do not feel respectful to me.
i am not shaking my finger at any one in particular....just, like i said, feeling sick about what happened on the cross.
so i am telling myself over and again that my "happy day" is coming.
but also allowing myself to feel really really sad about how it had to come to be.
but seriously, sadness can't get too far when i have this fella around....
look at how happy and ridiculous and silly and amazing he is.
i am grateful.
overwhelmed with gratefulness.
this guy (below) is really starting to grasp the easter concepts this year.
really listening when we do the resurrection eggs.
and she is growing and growing.
and following her brother's every move.
oh happy day!
when jesus washed my(our) sins away.