Easter is hands-down my favorite holiday. It’s in the best season with the best holiday food and especially candy. The church services during the Triduum are some of my favorites all year, and we are reminded that Jesus has conquered death and we have nothing to fear. What’s not to like?
This year Gavin and I attended the Vigil mass at our parish again. It was just as magical as always, with the darkness, bonfire, candles, Alleluias, and baptisms, and I found myself crying during the offertory because the veil seemed unbearably thin and I was imagining our loved ones in heaven preparing to celebrate Easter with Jesus. Oh my goodness, how incredibly beautiful to think about.
On Sunday, we went out for lunch and ate barbecue at Sugarfire and then had my parents over for dinner. The weather didn’t really cooperate with the grilled meal I had planned, but it was delicious nonetheless. We had pork tenderloin with a wet rosemary-honey rub, scalloped potatoes, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, and sugar cookies.
This week I’ve been at work in our little yard, bundling more bush honeysuckle, spreading my weight (and then some) in manure, and hoeing up weeds. Watching the flowers bloom in turn and preparing for the summer bounties ahead makes me happy and hopeful. There’s just so much to look forward to in the spring.