To Amuse and Delight

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I love Easter.

I love Easter and Springtime. Flowers that I planted years ago come back to surprise me. I seem to have forgotten them. Now they amaze me with their colors and scents. New life is everywhere.

I look forward to baking my Easter babkas.
And eating them.
The lamb cake is always fun.
I make ready the clothing for little girls to be in their ‘Easter best’.
I collect treats and hide them so they can find them.
I love Easter because Easter is “real” to me. Because my Savior rose from the dead to show me that one day I can too. I will follow him. If I didn’t believe this these little things I do would be futile. I prepare good things for my family- I plant, bake, sew, arrange. Things to delight them, to make them happy. I create with the intent to bring joy. Why do I do this? Because this is what I was made to do. Because I was created in God’s image and this is what he does. As I prepare my surprises I am reminded how Jesus after his resurrection went on ahead to prepare surprises for us. Things that I cannot begin to imagine.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms, if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
John 14:1-4


  1. Beautiful ways to celebrate the joy of Easter. I like the joy you find in the baking and preparing. We were out of town and visiting a church this year on Easter. Sadly, the minister did not proclaim the true gospel. He said people seeing the risen Christ was probably just a mystical experience. We had quite the discussions with our daughters after the service. All that to say, reading your line, ". . .my Savior rose from the dead to show me that one day I can too," brought a hearty Amen from my heart. Blessings.

  2. Eve, what a beautiful way to describe your gifts of work for your family. I admire how you use your talents to make each season and holiday so unique and memorable.

  3. Yes. Exactly. I like to give gifts that bring joy to help them understand what it feels like receive. I hope that one day they will understand what it means to have been given the gift of eternal life by their savior. :)

  4. please don't eat that very cute lamb! xxxx