Hey it’s Friday! It’s not just any Friday either, it is Good Friday. Easter is only two days away! I remember back in my elementary school years this would be the the last day of school before spring break. The day would be filled with Jesus movies, or a Chapel service as we sat barely able to control ourselves from the sugar highs and in anticipation of a week off school. A whole week. We could sleep in, stay up late, and play after dinner without having to worry about homework…until the last day of spring break when that report is most likely due the next day…oops.
Perhaps one of the greatest joys of Easter as a kid was waking up to an Easter basket on Easter morning. Sure, it wasn’t quite as good as Christmas morning but Easter baskets always contained some sort of candy to keep you bouncing off the walls, or an awesome toy to keep you occupied during and after the Easter church service.
Easter Sunday church services- I still look forward to Easter Sunday church. It is about ten times more crowded than usual, and the old lady perfume is especially pungent. The music is also unusually upbeat and loud while you nearly have to shield your eyes from the array of spring colors in the congregation.
Well unfortunately as an adult I no longer get to experience morning Easter basket joys but I do have new Joys to celebrate. I have health insurance! Yay! Yesterday my parents and I went down to Beale AFB and I got my Military ID card, and enrolled in Tricare. It has been nearly two years since I have had health insurance…and for a person like me who has already had 3 orthopedic related surgeries this left me feeling uneasy. So, score…I can get hurt now. *Knock on wood*
What are your favorite childhood Easter memories? Have any special plans for this coming Easter?