Spring and Easter.
I try so hard as a mother to teach my children–by what I say and do, how we decorate our home, and through our traditions–of the similarities of Spring and Easter and how they naturally and beautifully compliment each other.
Spring looks like speckled robin and hen eggs and birds and dandelions in glasses of water in our house. Spring is new life, new birth, and a fresh renewal to life after a cold dark winter.
Easter is celebrating that renewal as well: reverently and gratefully celebrating Jesus Christ’s profound resurrection and what that means for me and my whole family. The fact that He has broken the bonds of death forever.
We have Spring traditions the week before Easter that are fun to do with cousins.
And we have quiet Easter traditions we do the week leading up to Easter Sunday that bring a special feeling in our home.
And beautifully, the hope and newness of Spring’s excitement and wonder lead up to the most wondrous of all weeks, that of the Savior’s suffering for each of our sins and weaknesses and ultimate resurrection.
This picture over my mantel is the most beautiful centerpiece and backdrop of everything I hope children feel and know about this time of year. There is infinite hope, forgiveness, understanding, and peace because of Him.
Because of Him.
the sleepy time gal