Monday, March 22, 2010
I like to see beauty in everyday life. A blooming tree. A sleeping child. A thrift store find. A baby's laugh... I love the soft palette for Easter...and I love the story of the Resurrection even more! My favorite aunt, Aunt Dima, was actually my grandpa's aunt! She didn't have any children so she claimed me as her own and loved me so. She taught me how to make meatballs and lasagna, how to wash clothes by hand, how to pick out jewelry, and how to appreciate perfume. She passed away last year at age 97 and I miss her so. When she was young, she and my Uncle Willie lived in the city (New York) for some time. She loved Easter. She would tell me time and again about the sweet little children all dressed up in their Easter best, the ladies wearing their pristine day suits with matching gloves and bonnets. The church bells. The glorious flowers. The egg hunts. She loved beauty and she loved Easter and she loved making the everyday special and I think she passed it on to me! So in her honor I'm going to have a little get together for the itty bitty girly girls and have them come in their fancy hats and sunday bests. We'll dye easter eggs, decorate cookies, and sip our milk from the "good china". Nibble on some tea sandwiches and maybe a carrot or two... ...and perhaps a sweet treat too! We'll laugh and play and celebrate life......and give thanks for our Savior's most precious gift of all - our salvation!