Sunday, April 21, 2019

Good Easter Morning

Library of Congress: April 1943 in Texas - Leaving the Methodist Church After Easter Services


Good morning!  I wanted to write a quick visit. I got up extra early today to get an apple pie in the oven.  I need it to bake and then cool for 2 hours so I can wrap it up before I leave for Church.  We are having some of the family over this afternoon for Easter.  We will have pie and ice cream.  I am also serving easy, buffet style, foods to make things very simple.

Since it is Passover week, I also have to make a very quick batch of unleavened bread. Our local stores, for some reason this year, are not selling anything of the kind.  I have always been able to purchase plenty for many years. But not this year. So I am making a very simple batch and it will only take a few minutes. So we will have the unleavened bread on hand, which is such a precious part of the season. 

I have been very ill off-and-on for several weeks now. But I needed to drag myself out of bed and "Make an Easter for the Family" as Connie Hultquist would say.   I will be okay. My husband (who is disabled) and I learn to live in pain and suffering.  He will say that he is going to suffer whether he is doing something in life, or sitting still and hurting.  He chooses to do things and live, rather than do nothing and suffer. He will suffer no matter what. But we put on a happy face and enjoy the family and our home and all the wonderful blessings we have.

Some of the grandchildren will be here this afternoon. I love when they visit. They require an enormous amount of work, but it is the greatest work there is.  I love their smiles and laughter and their happy visits.

Some of us will be going to church this morning.  I had been home most of the winter and have not been to church from January of this year until the beginning of April.  The bitterly cold, icy, Vermont weather was unbearable and unsafe for me to venture out. So I am extra thankful to be able to attend services.  I may have to bring my cane for extra support when I go to the service today. I am completely exhausted and drained. (Last week I was shaking in church, I was so tired.)  But I do have 2 of my grown sons who will be with me, and they will be dressed in their suits and looking very handsome. I call them my bodyguards.  It will be a joy to go, whether I need a cane or not. And, of course, I can have a good long rest later in the day. 

 For those of you who are not able to attend church, there are so many online options to watch or hear an Easter Service.  I hope you are able to listen.

I was reading about street vendors who sold Easter lilies and I thought how pretty that would be to have some beautiful flowers today.  It is a joyful time!

Blessings
Mrs. White

From the Archives -

A Picture of some of my grandchildren - Confined to the Nursery.

A "Thank You" from 2013 - Easter in Vermont.

A picture of me outside in 2012 - Attempting a Garden.  (I will try a garden again this year.)







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12 comments:

Amelia said...

Good Morning Mrs. White and a blessed Easter to you and your family.

Prayers going forth to you and your husband, it must be very draining with you being ill like that too. I'm so, so sorry.

I love your beautiful attitude towards your family and your grandchildren! Your husband also seems to take things in stride the best way he can as he relies on the Lord for contentment and peace. Just beautiful and what a testimony.

Take care dear one, rest, rest as you plod along. : ) I appreciate you and your blog so very much.

Love to you, ~Amelia

Deanna said...

Dearest Mrs. White,
I am so very sorry that you have been ill. God comfort you.
Today is upon us in which we can rejoice and celebrate Lord JESUS.
He is risen and very much alive!!!
Hallelujah.
d

ladypinktulip said...

Dear sister I so understand. I have chronic pain and recently my husband was injured and is not working and in pain also. We do our best to keep life moving forward and you are right...pain is there regardless of activity. You are a wonderful example of graciousness. Praying for you and wishing you a Happy Resurrection Sunday. In His Love...Kelly Thompson

Sandi said...

I love those old pictures! Simpler times.

"I have always been able to purchase plenty for many years. But not this year. So I am making a very simple batch and it will only take a few minutes."

I had a hard time finding it too. I guess I shopped late. We did a Seder this year to celebrate and teach the kids about the Jewish roots of our Christian faith.


Christine said...


Encouragement comes in so many different places and today you have encourage me to keep going! Your spirit is strong, though your legs might be slow.
That is what I needed to hear. Bless you!

Jo said...

Happy Easter and God bless you and Mr. White!
I feel exactly the same way when my grandchildren come to visit, but wouldn't trade those visits for anything!
I hope you had a lovely Easter day.
I will be praying for you and Mr. White.
Jo

Traveling Oltmans said...

Mrs. Smith, Happy Easter, and I hope it was a lovely day for you and your family. I always enjoy your writing and wish you improved health and less pain. My husband lives with great pain so I am empathetic to the struggle to keep going through pain. Thank you again for your writing and the kind and gentle thoughts that come through in your words.

Billie Jo said...

Happy and Blessed Easter.
Please know I am praying for you and hope the sun and warm air bring you some relief.
Thank you for inspiring me to be a better wife a mother. : )

Evelyn Edgett said...

I pray this finds you feeling better today. I have had winters where the cold just made me want to curl up and not move, but there is always too much to do to indulge myself. You are a blessing and an inspiration. God bless you and your family.

Amelia said...

Hi Mrs. White, : ) I just messaged you a little info. <3 Amelia

Amelia said...

I'm so sorry, I just sent another message that may help a bit better. : )

Mrs. White said...

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments!

I appreciate your prayers!

I am feeling much better today. I hope you are all feeling well too!