Our kids were busy today so we postponed our Easter Celebration for a few weeks. Mark and I decided to go to church in the morning, then to a movie and dinner.
We saw the movie “I Can Only Imagine”. I may possibly never hear that song the same again.
I’m not going to wreck it for you if you haven’t seen it, but holy cow!!!! It was heart wrenching, yet amazing…made me angry yet made me think, it gave me hope for certain aspects of my life I needed to come to grips with. I rate it 10/10. Go check it out if you get a chance.
After the movie we went to eat. Drove the streets to see what was open. I always said I hated that businesses had to be open on holidays & people had to work instead of spend time with their families. Until once in a while we are actually without our kids and looking to do something different and are thankful they are open. Another thing being, possibly there are employees who don’t have family close, or maybe really need that job & money to make ends meet. It is bittersweet.
We ended up at a Chinese restaurant called The Panda House. We won’t need to go back there again. We’ve come to the conclusion that we are spoiled by the one and only Chinese restaurant for us, The Mandarin. None like it. None can or ever will compare.
We enjoyed the ride home…until we walked in the door and past our spare bedroom. The bags and baskets of Easter goodies and filled eggs I put together were spread all over the bed, broken open and the contents of many plastic eggs (wrappers included) had been gulped down by our black lab. 😡😡😡Not enough angry faces in the world for this!
So our current situation is waiting for him to puke up the peroxide we had to give him to induce vomiting. I seriously wanted a post Chinese late afternoon nap. Nope. Babysitting. That’s what I’m doing. 😡 He acts as though nothing is wrong, so that’s good I guess.
Felt strange to not be with at least one of my kids today. To not have ham and all the goodies, to do our traditional Easter egg hunt. It’s another realization that my kids have their own lives and have grown up. That is a hard pill to swallow.
Through it all, I’m very thankful. It’s always nice to hear the story again of what Jesus did for us. For us all. Even if there were only one, He would have still went through it all. Amazed.
I hope you all had a great day with your families or doing whatever it was that you did. Even though this day was very different for me, I am leaving it with a greater understanding of a lot of things & so thankful for that.