Sunday, April 5, 2009
I still can't help but associate Mary's death with Easter because last year it was the day before Easter that she died. Although her year anniversary has passed, the memory of what I was doing during that time weighs heavily on my mind. So this week might not be too easy for me. I have experienced a lot of peace and acceptance since Mary's one-year passing anniversary, March 22, though. I now can look back fondly on the memories and smile, which is huge for me. I used to look back on memories and cry. I have not done my usual decorations for Easter this year. We have huge Easter eggs we throw out in the yard to decorate and I have all kinds of bunny knick knacks I place all over the house. Not this year. I simply haven't had the motivation or desire to fool with all of that. I know next year will be different, because time really does heal. Until then, I will walk through this Easter week in prayer. I hope you will, too.