What's a holiday without a little stress thrown in?
The photos are here just to throw you off.
Our home and our family has been ROCKIN'! I mean we are busy and bending and stretching beyond normal, and all of us seem to just be hangin' on for dear life.
Much of the busyness has been the result of big changes that are happening in our family. On several fronts. And change can be hard and stressful for little ones and big ones and saggy 40-year-old ones.
Papa and I had a very quick moment together, (read-we locked the door to our bedroom door and stole 5 min to talk while the little ones tried to pick the lock with a skewer.) and talked about all the commotion in our home. And by commotion I mean arguments, tears, fighting, and messy dirty sin ridden behavior... by us all.
Throw in a holiday, lots of company, and a good bit of spring fever, and we've all been on a short fuse.
Papa and I reminded each other that will all the things going on lately, baseball in full swing, Papa traveling out-of-town a lot, some new parenting strategies for Tess, and a couple other big things changing 'round here, that a lot of this is is probably normal. Likely God providing us with some blessed opportunities to practice patience and grace when it's tough. For these divine opportunities, we are truly blessed.
I know these egg pics really don't look all that frazzled, but I promise there were some serious "eruptions" and tears just prior and just after this. The eggs were an attempt to diffuse the situation and come together for some family fun.
And it worked! Happy family... for about 30 minutes.
Then it was back to scratching each other's eyeballs out.
More Easter to come. This was just the prep work.
Happy Easter, All! The most glorious and sacred of all holy-days.