Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Memories

This Easter Morning my husband and I were talking about our Easter morning childhood memories.  I remember my Mom would make my sisters and I matching Easter dresses for church.  I also remember my parents would hide our Easter baskets around the house sometimes in tricky spots for us to find. I told JP  about when I was young my Easter basket was hidden behind a curtain and I could not find it so I started to cry.  He shared his memories with me about hiding hard boiled eggs around the house for his siblings to find and then they would drive up to Logan to see his Grandparents and roll the eggs down Old Main Hill.

I don't know exactally how the conversation developed from here but then we started talking about the Easter Bunny and it went something like this:
Me: The Easter bunny poops out the eggs.
JP:  Ha ha ha ha ha!  That's why it is a platypus.
Me:  What?
JP:  That's the only mammal that can lay eggs.  When I was young my logical mind was thinking why is it an Easter Bunny?  Bunnies don't lay eggs.  The only mammal that does is a platypus. The Easter Platypus.
Me:  Ha ha ha (for a long time) THE EASTER PLATYPUS!?!?!
JP:  So we can tell our future children about the Easter Platypus instead of the Easter Bunny.  It makes more sense.
Me: No!  You were so logical as a child it scares me!

                         Although there are some cute pictures of platypuses out there.

Don't get me wrong, I love Easter egg hunts, eating candy, making children happy, and celebrating.  But most of all, I love my Savior.  I love that I can be a better Wife, Daughter, friend, Niece, Aunt, and Cousin because of Him.  As my thoughts turn to the Savior this Easter morning my heart is full of gratitude for Him.  Because of Him my life is full.  Because of Him I can learn.  Because of Him I am happy. Because of Him I am whole.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you have happy memories of Easter growing up. It is and always will be my favorite day of the year. I'm thankful you know the real meaning of Easter too. Your testimony strengthens mine. Love you guys.