This is a holiday where I can truly say "what a difference a year makes" and mean it.
Last year, I remember someone mentioning a baby girl who was born a month or so after Adelyn and that she might come over to visit my aunt's house, where we have Easter. I was fuming....how dare them invite her to where I was because I just couldn't handle it. I said something and so she did not come over, but stayed next door at her grandparents' house. However, I saw everyone looking at her from across the fence of my aunt's yard and was almost in tears. I should have been showing Adelyn off in her little Easter dress, too.
This year, when I found out that same baby girl - well toddler now - wasn't stopping over, I was kinda disappointed. Mostly because she has a new baby brother who I haven't met yet, but still. She and her brother are only 13 months apart (same distance as Adelyn and Coen).
Another thing that has changed in a year - the whole meaning behind Easter. I remember people telling me "One day you will see Adelyn again." I thought they were crazy - why should that comfort me, when that happens I will be dead. And hopefully it will be a long way off.
But now, it DOES comfort me. And I know that if it weren't for Easter - if God hadn't given his only son, to die for us and rise again so that we may have eternal life - I may never see Adelyn again. This year, I can truly appreciate the meaning of Easter. I think it may now be my favorite holiday. It used to be Thanksgiving, because I love the food and the meaning behind it of course. Tough call.....
Here is a picture of my Easter cuties:
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