I hope you’ll forgive me for not getting this outyesterday. This post has been more difficult to write than I thought. I’ve beenthinking about my upcoming birthday for a while now. I knew I was turning 35and that just hit me hard. I don’t know why…it’s just a number. But, it did.
And then this week it really hit me. This is myfirst birthday without my Dad. And since my birthday falls on Resurrection Daythis year, it’s a double-wammy of sorts. My Dad loved to celebrate birthdaysand he especially loved Resurrection Day.
More years than not, my Dad sang on the praiseteam at church on Resurrection Sunday. On occasion, he even sang solos. We evendid a few cantatas together.
Anyone who knew my Dad and saw him sing knew hesang from his heart and with his entire body! He was quite expressive to saythe least. He was “fun” to watch because you knew he felt it from the insideout. And, unfortunately, that’s rare these days. I will miss his singing.
So this particular holiday will be difficult forme on the one hand. However, I am so blessed, grateful and beyond thankful toknow my Daddy knew his Heavenly Father and he’s rejoicing with him thisResurrection Sunday. What an unbelievable sight that must be to actually seeHim face-to-face and fully rejoice in His resurrection!! I am jealous!! Absolutely jealous. He always did have to do things first!! 🙂
How will celebrate Resurrection Sunday? Do youhunt eggs and have baskets or do something completely different?
Thanks for joining me today for ThursdaysThoughts.
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.