So last year I wanted to make Easter perfect and than I realized I was moving that Friday before and my house was not done yet. It was shaky! This year I wish I was back in that ball of stress rather than being in the predicament I'm just physically so limited.So today my friend Jaimie and I were chatting and she mentioned Easter this weekend. I'm thinking... NO! It can't be easter!!!! I can't even dress myself. I can't cook us anything!!! The boys don't have outfits yet (Miriam picked out an amazing dress for Rachel that will be perfect for Easter and we even had found a little hat before the accident)!!! It doesn't feel like it.
The funny thing is that I guess those things don't matter. I had bought some clearance toys on a business trip in early January that was to be the kid's toys for Christmas but heck they are going to have a killer Easter. Tonight Chris picked up some dye for eggs and we found some bunny ears for the kids to wear. I got Chris a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Bunny. It is his favorite. I also ordered us some tamales and with Chris' hands and my harping we made some of my favorite pinto beans in the crockpot to slow cook overnight. So we will have a pretty untraditional day on Sunday. I hope to go to church at least just to see everyone but who knows... It will be nice nonetheless!!!!
Life one handed is frustrating but it has putting me in perspective more and more. I want to go Holiday crazy but we CAN NOT DO IT!!!! There is no physical way. What I can do though is teach my little critters about the real meaning of Easter with the resurrection. I also hope to start teaching them about the passover this year (we started with Hanukah and Purim earlier). The other stuff is nice but I think if the turkey dinner and ornate baskets are cut, who cares? Let's celebrate the real things that matter!!!
I keep thinking more and more that maybe God has been trying to giving me wake up calls to slow it down these last 4 months (it all started it on on Dec 3rd with the first accident with the DUI lady). I just still won't stop pushing myself. I don't have a choice though right now and the simplifying is refreshingly nice. I can't wait to spend Sunday with my babies!!!