It’s crazy to me how fast time passes. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas…and now, we are welcoming Spring with open arms, even after a pretty dry winter. My tulips are popping up, and I relish the warm sunshine. I always look forward to each season, which is why I enjoy living in Colorado so much. We have all four, and while some may be longer than in other states (normally, ahem, winter), I love it here.
Shannon’s mom and our nephew visited for the Easter holiday, which has become somewhat of a tradition. Callie and her cousin Gage are very close, so the visits-while they are few and far between, and thoroughly enjoyed. The Saturday before Easter, we go to our church’s egg hunt, followed by egg painting and then of course church on Sunday. Usually, I’m psychotic when it comes to holidays. I love them so much, I go overboard. I feel like as a child, holidays and family vacations were where most of my memories came from. Never from the material things. So, whether it’s valentines day or Christmas, it’s a big to-do at my house.
This year however, I wasn’t as on top of my game as usual. I didn’t have my kids’ outfits bought by the Friday before. I didn’t have Easter baskets prepared, nor did I have my house cleaned and ready for company. You see it was spring break last week, and I spent a few days with my brother in Colorado Springs with the kids, a nice little holiday before a holiday really. It was so relaxing, I forgot about all my normal motherly duties before Easter. Luckily, Shannon stepped in, and having a good sense of fashion he headed to buy the kids clothes. I cleaned the house right before I headed to the airport to pick up his mother, and while everything wasn’t as put together as I’d normally prefer…it went just fine and we all had a good time.
As this Easter passed and spring nears-I’m learning a few things about life. I may be 31, but I’m still learning…and accepting change as it comes and life and what it throws me! I’ve learned the days pass too quickly, so enjoy every moment. Each Easter is another one closer to your kids being grown up and gone. And open your arms to each season and the changes it brings, even if it means time is passing too quickly. Life is something we should cherish, even when we don’t have the perfect outfits picked out or the Easter baskets made on time.