Hi Sweet Girl. Easter is this Sunday and tonight Mommy was looking back at your time with us at Easters past. You were so much fun the year you could walk with the help of your Donna Ma's giant basket. You were just 15 months old when you first got to hunt for Easter eggs. Mommy remembers the color of the blue in your dress and how it matched your eyes just right.
Something else that came to mind tonight was your sister Layne's first Easter. It was a pretty afternoon and the cousins had come. Layne was too little to walk and didn't care much for the prickly grass, so we put a giant blanket down for her to sit with Millie, Cy, and Cruz. The four of them tinkered with a few hand toys and carried on in conversation like little ones do.
While the grown-ups doted over the cuteness of the four of them we became quite surprised by an adorable bunny who stopped to pay a visit. We watched the faces of the little ones but even more so we watched that bunny. Unlike bunnies we had seen before, this one was not shy or timid or afraid. The bunny lingered for what seemed like minutes. It looked back and forth at all the kids and even came within feet of Layne who was on the edge of the yellow blanket. At one point she even stretched her arm out. It was as if that sweet little bunny was trying to let us know that you wished you could be part of family time that day. That Easter bunny warmed our hearts that day.
Easter continues to be a favorite of Mommy's. The sweet memories of you, the bunny that day, and most importantly the celebration of Jesus' resurrection. Who doesn't love the beauty of spring and the newness it brings? God is so good!
"For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives." ~Romans6:4.
Love you, miss you, and think of you every day my sweet Kaden Layne.