Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Best.

I guess I should be a little dissapointed in myself. My first year with a little girl and I didn't even get her a new Easter/spring dress. I guess I'm just too darned practical for my own good though. I had planned to put her in her birthday dress since she only wore it once but I've since washed it and it shrunk too much. So I found this cute sundress in her closet from Robin (Madison and Collette). With a shirt underneath and a sweater on top it was almost warm enough for the below freezing temperatures on Easter morning! The little sandals were also a donation from Robin and they were at least a size too big. But she looked awfully cute! I thought about getting the boys new shirts too, but being boys I knew they didn't care and these had hardly ever been worn. So, here is my clan on Easter morning as we were rushing out the door to church! I literally threw them down, said smile (!) and then said ok, now get in the car we're going to be late! I'd post a couple of pictures of the baskets but they are really not so great and there are not many. I guess my whole point to this post is not, poor me, but more Wow have I ever changed! There was a time when I thought dressing my kids up all cute and making sure everything was always perfect was really important. I guess I'm learning what really is important though. That is the memories we are creating and the love they are getting. There is a little girl adopted from China only a couple months before Paige who in her short time home has suffered a massive heart infection and a subsaquent heart transplant. As I've followed this baby's story I've been reminded daily how important people are and not things. So, who cares if none of them had new clothes on Easter morning, and who cares if Paige's Easter basket held a hand-me-down bunny and goldfish crackers, we were happy and relaxed and together! Now, go give your kids a hug and an extra piece of chocolate because they are only little once!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think you should be disappointed in yourself at all. I think you've learned a very valuable life lesson.....

Treasure every moment - you'll turn around and they will be grown!

Darlene

Kim said...

I am looking forward to seeing them again soon. They are getting so big too fast!!! I love you guys!!

Stacy said...

So true!