The pretty flowers are ready. Our church takes flowers to the meetinghouse on Easter morning to decorate it.
I'm so happy I found two boxes of my childhood things, just in time to wash up the Holly Hobbie dress Grandma made me for Genevieve to wear on Easter. It looks to be chilly for short sleeves and sandals and the dress reeks of mothballs, but Genevieve and I are both excited to link our girlhoods. (And stay tuned for the Fashion Plates!)
Today is my birthday, and I am wearing a necklace that Genevieve made me with the guidance of Aunt Mel (thank goodness, because the funny necklace G made for herself is eye-popping in its ingenuity). At the bus stop this morning, I told Genevieve she may wear my necklace sometimes if she likes because she simply adores doo-dads, and she said quite kindly, "No, Mom, that's okay, I have my own diamond." She does, indeed, have a Chinese diamond as the centerpiece in her necklace.
The real part of my day: making my own birthday tart and concealing it from family and guests until late tonight. You see, our church is having Agape meals in homes tonight. We are hosting a meal. We will have a simple soup supper with our brothers and sisters, while reading Scripture through The Last Supper. There will be foot-washing and communion. We will end quite soberly and leave quietly. And then (don't tell!) I will whisk my family back to the dining room for lemon tart and a little birthday fun! I'm pretty sure Jesus will like that, too.
We are getting ready for Easter!
(And this post is a collection of moments that are pretty, happy, funny, and real - linking up with Leila and Rosie)