Monday, 24 March 2008

Easter

Easter was both bitter sweet for us this year. We gathered together to celebrate Easter and the reason we celebrate it. We usually go to Church at the Easter fest but this year all plans were changed.

We had a surprise sleepover my 2 nieces (2 and 4 years) arrived in the middle of the night to stay. In the morning when my 3 children woke up they were soooo surprised that the girls were over. After all that excitement I pulled out the Easter gifts. Some how I had 2 extra bunnies which I could give to the girls. After that it was breakfast and then lots of Easter craft, making baskets, decorating eggs etc......

The rest of the family arrived for a family BBQ at lunch and then we put on an egg hunt for the children. I used plastic eggs and hid a fun gift in 5 of them. Once they found all the plastic eggs they came and traded them in for choc eggs. Great deal hey plastic of Chocolate. My dog was most upset this year as she was not able to swipe any of the hidden eggs.




All ready to egg hunt.






Showing Aunty Shi what they found

The only sound that could be heard was the rustle of confectioners foil.

The adults did our best to make the day fun for the children while we were also dealing with a tragic accident. My sister in laws sister was in a terrible car accident and 2 of her children passed away and her other child is very badly injured, as is the mother. Which is why I ended up with the girls over for a sleepover. After the long day my husband and I had the hardest job, we had to tell our 5 year old what had happened and why she would not be seeing her friends again and that her other friend is very badly hurt. My daughter went to kindy with the children as well as seeing them at family functions and was very upset.

Please spend time with your children and loved ones laugh and hug them lots, life is so quick and can be taken so fast. In an instant everything can change.

Please pray with me for the little girl and her mother for both their physical bodies and emotionally and the family and friends.

8 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh how awful! I am so so sorry for the family. I have five loittle boys and just cant stand this.

It sounds like you made the most of the day and made it wonderful for the children. Your children and nieces are so CUTE!! Bless you all.

Happy Easter,
Amy

Gail McCormack said...

Goodness Bek, what a sad tragic event, I just can't imagine how upturned so many lives would be from that horrible accident.
Of course we will pray for the family and friends
my thoughts are with you
xo

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh my sweet Bek, i just dont know what to say. I will send a few prayers to the big guy upstairs (he and i are old friends now) and hope they are answered for you all.
What a tradgedy. I am just so so sorry for you all.

Love Shann xo

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

I've had your blog bookmarked and came here for the first time. I don't know how I discovered you but I'm so sorry for your loss and for the extended family. Lives will surely be changed forever.

Linda said...

Oh Bek that is so sad, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time, I'm going to go and give my boys a hug right now.
Linda

Adeline Country Cottage said...

How very sad, Everyone here at Adeline Country Cottage sends our love and prayers to you and your family.

Hugs
Kirstie.

PAINT MINE PINK said...

sweetie just popping in to see how eveyone is doing.
How is the mum and little one that were hurt? Oh i hope they are ok.
Please let us know if you can.
Many people are praying for you all to get through this.

Take Care Hon,

luv Shann

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Oh I am so sorry, you are right, life comes at you fast as does death...we will pray, for our God hears our prayers.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)