This past weekend was an emotional one. I threw myself into East Dinner trying to keep my mind buys. Saturday was my Dad's birthday. Thursday night, I cried off and on between his birthday and watching shows about Jesus crucifixion. I have always been emotional about it, how he suffered so much for my sins. On my way to work I thought about how little sleep I had and how I have to get through this weekend and then there he was...
A red cardinal flew and landed high up on a light pole just a little ahead of me. Now, this is something I have never seen before, sitting on a light pole. Oh, I have seen birds on light poles such as Black Birds, Eagles, Sparrows, and Pigeons, but never have I seen a Cardinal. I did find comfort and forged forward.
I completed our Easter Dinner Menu at work and then it was on. Our menu was, Honey Glazed Carrots, Buttery Garlic Green Beans, Spiral Ham, Au gratin Potatoes ( I cheated, they were boxed, six boxes to be exact.), Snicker Bar Salad, Ambrosia Salad, Deviled Eggs, Macaroni Salad, and Macaroni and Cheese oh, and Dinner Rolls. Dessert was a Lemonade Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. I heard several times what a great meal it was. Emily told me maybe five times how great it was and then posted it on Facebook. Todd told me it was the best holiday meal he has ever had. All the kids enjoyed it. It must have been all the love I threw into it.
I forgot to take pictures of my Honey Glazed Carrots and Butter Garlic Green Beans but plan to add it to my recipe tab by the end of the week. Next time I make them and there will be a next time, I plan to add a picture to the recipe.
We set up two long tables in our small living room and we were all able to eat together in one room. I think this is something I want to do every holiday or birthday dinner. Typically on Sunday we have one table in the small living room and the kitchen table. I used our kitchen table as the buffet this time. Everyone enjoyed having dinner together in one room. Another comment I heard from all. *smile and warmth filled my heart*
After dinner, several of the kids and Todd went outside and hid about 18 eggs for Taj. We held off because it rained earlier in the day. He was so excited when it was time to go searching.
Towards the end of the hunt, Taj looked up at Todd and said, "Papa! You are magic! The eggs appear next to you just about every time!" Hmm... I wondered how that happened? ha ha ha
It was a good Easter after all. I had all of the boys, all of the girls, a couple of significant others, our grandson all under one roof, enjoying our dinner, enjoying one another. I had a God who sent HIS son to die on the cross for me. I had a wonderful husband who woke up early and assisted me with cutting fruit for our fruit salads. I spoke to my Mom on the phone. Life is Good my friends, I may deal with crud from time to time, (It always seems like the day after. Noah is on suicide watch again, we have to hide the knives.) but all in all Life is Good!
I hope you all had a Happy Easter.