Sunday, March 23, 2008
My Easter Bunny
You are looking at a girl who LOVES Easter! Charlotte had the time of her life shaking jelly-bean-filled plastic eggs. I also filled a few with Cheerios; although they don't rattle as well, she is actually allowed to eat them! After a couple hours of this, she enjoyed chasing Fritz (who turned out to be a lady cockatiel). Charbaby also tolerated her Easter dress very well, although it disturbed her crawling.
On a separate note, Shawn and I were discussing the interesting origin of our Easter customs. Because Easter is a combination-celebration of Christ's resurrection and the ancient pagan fertility rituals previously celebrated at this time of year, our Easter practices seem to have little in common with our professed reason for celebration. However, as I watched my own happy offspring enjoying the holiday, I realized that the tone is all-inclusive. Christ's resurrection makes rebirth worthwhile. There is a profound hope associated with the regeneration of life in spring, especially in light of God's mercy. It is a joy to perpetuate life with a sense of purpose and a hope for eternity.
Posted by Ginny Lubin Butler at 8:18 PM