Project Alicia : What Easter Means To Me.

Monday, April 25, 2011

What Easter Means To Me.

Easter is a one of my favorite holidays, jam packed with all the goods.

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But today as I take a moment and reflect on the meaning of Easter, I am reminded that it's not just about decorating eggs.
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Or waking to baskets of treasures.
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Or new Easter outfits.
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Or bunnies.
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Or candy.
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Or scavenger hunts.
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Or deviled eggs.
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No. Although these are all wonderful traditions that I look forward to each and every year, there is so much more to Easter.

Today as I sat in the pew listening to the messages prepared I was reminded of the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

A sacrifice so great we can not even begin to comprehend. A gift that extends beyond this life.

“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. -John 11:25

To me, Easter is hope.
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I feel it in every rain drop.
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In every new bud.
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And in every mama bird tending to her babies.
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What a wonderful season to be alive. I can't think of a better reason to celebrate.

This is Day 10 of my 30 Days of Spring Photo Challenge. Feel free to jump in any time. You can do as little or as much as you'd like. It runs through May 15th.

If you want to play along, you can add your pics to my 30 Days of Spring flickr group, you can tweet it using the #30dos hashtag, or you can do a post and share it here at project alicia. (The linky is over at Day 1.) Do as little or as much as you feel up to. Grab the button and start snappin.


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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful Message which we should always remember. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and these beautiful pictures! You and your kids look very beautiful. Have I told you that they look like twins.
    I hope your husband will be back soon!
    Have a colourful Easter! ;D
    Verena
    PS: I guess everyone is asleep in the US now. We are awake again here in Germany and ready for a second Easter egg hunt with the primary kids. ;)

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  2. What a beautifully written post and wonderful reminder of the true meaning of Easter. Thanks for sharing your Easter photos with us. Looks like I'll need to brace myself for even more insect photos this summer. I noticed the little bug keeper (?) that Little Man was holding. I bet the kids were so thrilled with their Easter baskets. You looked beautiful, as always. :)

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  3. What wonderful easter sentiments and beautiful images to symbolise them.

    Happy Easter
    Deb xxx

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  4. Amen - Easter IS hope...and despite hubby being away it looks like you enjoyed a wonderful family time with your two precious ones. Loved yesterday's photo shoot, again that orange and blue combo just dynamite! xx
    P.s. How on earth do you get your kids to co-operate with the photo shoots in the first place - you must give me some tips!!

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  5. So well said, Lish! I feel the hope, too!

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  6. I agree 100%! Happy Easter to you and yours :)

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  7. Such a beautiful post...words and photos! Love this, Alicia.

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  8. Beautiful post! I think we often get caught up in the superficial events surrounding a holiday and we tend to forget the real meaning.

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  9. Well said - and you captured every moment of Easter beautifully!

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  10. I love this post... You remind us of the fun times.. but most importantly of the HOPE... and I just love that!
    Thanks for a beautiful post!

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  11. I think that photo of you is beautiful! Also, I really loved the one of you and your kids.

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  12. What a beautiful well-thought out post! Enjoyed the pictures too. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :)

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  13. what a beautiful post with such gorgeous and beautiful photos!! Loving your blog!! :)

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  14. I loved all the shots! You look absolutely stunning in the first one!
    And do I see a remote in your hand in the shot of the three of you? ;)

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  15. Hi, What a beautiful post. I'm glad to see your family enjoy life now that you finally sold your house and can focus on the here and now. Your photos and writing are always inspirational.

    Katharine

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  16. Hi Alicia,
    I don't comment all the often, but I read your blog all the time. I enjoy it so much. The pictures are always beautiful! I don't always have time to comment, but I'm always here reading and loving your photos and stories!
    Chantelle @ Mom Went Crazy

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  17. Beautiful post and such lovely photos. You did such a good job of capturing your Easter.

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  18. Love the hope in a jar and your macros all so inspiring!

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