Hard Things, The Silos and a Simply Perfect Easter
We’ve been in a really hard season since the beginning of this year….some of it is us deciding to steward the good things God has given us better and some of it is God pruning and rearranging in the garden of our lives. No matter what….change is always hard….even good change is hard.
I’ve been wanting to get back to blogging for a very, very long time and I am always looking for the “perfect” time. Guess what….in the 6 years since I stopped blogging, there has never been a right time. I have recently decided that there is no better time than when things feel absolutely imperfect for me to shine the spotlight on all that God is doing….if for no other reason than for my own heart not to get bogged down in the work of doing the hard things well.
April so far has held some adventure, some celebration and some of the sweetness of just everyday life.
Ryan turned 40 this month and I get to tease him for just a couple more weeks about being an “old man” until I turn 40 myself. I don’t feel 40 at all. He says he does ;). Hence some of the things we are trying to steward better.
To celebrate his birthday we took a day trip to the Silos and it was wonderful! We are all big Chip & Jo fans and the day was beautiful, relaxing and yummy! It was just what we needed!
Easter this year was quiet. Again just what we needed. The commercialism of Easter makes me tired and I was honest with my kids about my feelings. We have never done a big deal, but this year we did even less. I wanted to get caught up in the depth of what Jesus did for ME on that day and not be distracted by all of the preparations. My kids are so great. They are fine with just about anything, so there were no complaints. Our Good Friday service on Friday night was so moving for me. I’m very glad we made the effort to go and take the kids. Easter morning was bright and beautiful – a perfect reminder of God’s goodness and the hope we have in the work Jesus did on the Cross. We put together a simple meal after church and a fun dessert and spent the remainder of the day resting. It was perfect.
Guys…..this is how simple I kept it….this Perfect Roast Chicken was already ready and waiting for me from my April Make Ahead Meals Kit!
She was so proud of making this Clean Eating Very Berry No Bake Cheesecake all by herself!!
How did your family spend Easter weekend?