Do you have big plans for Easter Sunday? My parents have invited us for lunch after church -- and I'll be taking an awesome potato casserole to share. (It's a recipe from a Minnesota cousin -- perhaps I'll share it with you sometime.) <<<UPDATE: recipe shared HERE!>>> We'll enjoy a great time with family, no doubt -- but I can already tell you what the best part of the day will be: having our security guard with us. He works almost a forty-hour week, and misses most dinner meals with us. We have learned to make the best of it -- but I can't tell you how glad I was when he mentioned that the mall was closed on Easter Sunday. At long last... his place won't be empty at the dinner table!
I know my mom was especially happy when I told her too. When we believed he'd be working, she tried to hide her disappointment -- but she was just making the best of it, as we've learned to do. When I e-mailed her a quick note to tell her the mall was indeed closed, she said she was HAPPY, and I knew she really meant it because she enlarged her FONT -- something I've never known her to do in an e-mail before!
Yep. That's the way we feel when all of the ducks and ducklings (it doesn't matter which generation) are all lined up in a row. Complete. Whole. Blessed.
I hope that Easter Sunday will be that kind of day for you too, my friends.
Happy Easter! He is risen!