Easter Sunday – the Ultimate Celebration Sunday

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Happy Easter to everyone!! How glorious, how wondrous our King!!! Alleluia He has risen, and conquered death!!!

A final couple pictures of the joy and fun of our Easter Sunday. Here pictured, are a couple little ones running around who were simply ecstatic to be running around hunting chocolate eggs. How blessed we are with our faith and a wonderful family. How much joy there was in the celebration!

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead, he’s alive! he’s alive!

– “Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher

Celebration Sundays

Sunday blessing: Time with my family and fiancé
Sunday blessing: Time with my family and fiancé

Sundays are the best. Sunday routine generally starts with morning Mass, then my fiancé and I have lunch with my parents, and precious time just the two of us in the afternoon. Today was a little different, a little more spastic and spontaneous (flying by the seat of our pants, as my Dad would say) but regardless, I am incredibly blessed to have the time with my loved ones on a Sunday. Truly, a celebration Sunday.

Above is a picture of some #healthy #hearty #delicious #glutenfree coconut macaroon bars we enjoyed today. It was more an experiment on my part, so I can’t completely remember how much honey I put in…I’ll let you in on this recipe when I make it again. Promise. Stick around 😉

Celebration Sundays

Blessing Day 5: Going for a stroll with my handsome fiancé, lattes in hand
Sunday Blessing: Going for a stroll with my handsome fiancé, lattes in hand

Sundays are now officially “Celebration Sundays” – my fiancé informed me that even the Sundays in Lent are days of celebration and fasting itself should be abstained from. I had no idea. So we spent a bea-uuuuuu-tiful Sunday afternoon basking in the sunshine and enjoying our Spanish lattes (he insisted I order one, and now I know why). After a particularly hard week for me, having his strong presence all to myself was just what the doctor ordered. I am grateful for our time together, and even more for him. I’m sure you’ll hear more of him as we continue. 😉

He brought me to this Bible passage, Matthew 9:15, as Jesus’ response to the question of the disciples’  fasting or lack thereof:

“Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”

Doesn’t that make you long for Easter Sunday? Lent just started but already, there’s such anticipation of His Resurrection! Let’s take up our cross with Him as we wait expectantly for that glorious day, when the Bridegroom will join us once again.