Easter Sunday was celebrated with our church family. After a wonderful Easter feast we had a wonderful time sitting out in the 70 degree weather watching our little ones play on the play yard equipment.
Easter was not as hard of a day as Good Friday. Good Friday we would always go to a local Lutheran service with some friends. I just could not do it. Not only because I had the Social Security visit but in my heart I knew that the service would just be too hard for me to sit through. There is always next year.
By the afternoon of Easter I was exhausted but I had told the kids that we would go over to a friend's house. I am always torn by the needs of my grief-stricken, bone-weary body and the needs of my children to be around their friends.
After a short nap for Brown Sugar we had a friend take this picture of our new family. It is sad to look at that picture and realize that Eric will never be in another one...actually it is rather unbelieveable. But, I am so thankful for the annual pictures that we did take at every holiday. They are a sweet reminder of the years of love we had together.