This year, Easter is going to be a little different for my family.
For the first time in over 10 years, I am not involved in creating an Easter service. (ouch)
I am not planning a big elaborate meal. (not so bad)
There will not be any new Easter clothes, hair ribbons, hats or ties purchased.
(on the fence about this one)
And it's ok.
My family is in it's own season this year. We have illness and pain, but we also have love for each other and love for Christ. Just like we do every other day. Although it is wonderful to set Easter apart to honor the sacrifice and rise of our Lord, don't we really do this everyday? Or shouldn't we? The glorious sacrifice of life for me. And you. Because He loves us everyday. And He loves us on Easter whether or not we have a shiny new dress or tie on. He loves us for richer or poorer and in sickness and in health. He loves us every day, not just Easter or Christmas.
Easter is just another day.