I came home from church last Sunday and I still haven't left the house again! I've had a truly disgusting cold so I've gone to ground.
|I think there were twenty originally!|
But I can honestly say I have had a wonderful Easter. Until a couple of years ago Auntie Hettie always made Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday but she's now delegated responsibility to her daughter so at eight o'clock on Good Friday morning I was there with a very healthy appetite.
Easter Sunday was its usual wonderful self and once again I shouted "Alleluia! Christ is risen!" inciting the congregation to shout back, "He is risen indeed! Alleluia!". I can shout louder than all of them put together.
|The cards I received|
|A copy of the cards I sent|
Then home and back to bed I'm afraid, but nothing can detract from the wonder which is Easter. I had some lovely Easter cards and sent quite a few myself. There is something very special about Easter cards. I send far less cards than at Christmas but each that I send is to someone who I know shares something of my faith. There's much less "Oh, I have to send a card to so-and-so because I know they'll send one to me". I've had lovely wishes in the form of e mails in response to both e cards and snail mail cards. Thank you if you have been one of my well wishers. As I said, I've been feeling a bit rough all week and lovely Christian wishes have done me a power of good!
|A very happy Auntie Hettie|
The loveliest part of Easter though happened a few days earlier when Auntie Hettie met her latest great-great-niece. It was a reminder that God gives New Life in every way imaginable.
I am about to start my Sabbath, that special time for me and God. I have so much for which to be thankful.