Few things beat Easter morning for me. I don’t think we’ll make it this year. Kramer still isn’t feeling really well…If you’re there and if you’re a singer, belt out “Jesus Christ has risen today”. It’s my favorite!!
I don’t say much about religion here on the blog. I’m not super public about my religion, political views or anything else along those lines. I am not here to preach or push anything on anyone. But…I am sharing this today. It comes from a christian perspective and if it’s not something you want to read, that’s okay. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. If you don’t mind a little bit of a christian view on things, read on.
Kramer and I have spent the last almost 3 months dealing with his cancer diagnosis. Through it everyone has been so amazingly great. We’ve had all sorts of kindnesses both expressed and given to us.
A couple people have given us McDonald’s gift cards. It’s Kramer who is using the cards. He can swallow chocolate shakes and he gets one on every trip to Lacrosse now. Seriously, there’s not a lot of foods he can eat so this a blessing.
He SO appreciated the gift cards. Thank you!!
Some family and friends have sent us gas cards, a VISA card, a Home Depot card, a Subway card. SO MANY people have sent good wishes cards. We expected nothing from anyone. We’ve loved the well wishes and prayers sent whether that be across the airs, in the comment section here or through the mail. We love and appreciate it all.
As Easter approached I couldn’t help but think of all the notes, prayers, gifts and kindness, that have been sent our way as Kramer has been fighting cancer. Many people who have done kindnesses don’t know us. Many people have never met us. All of this amazes us….we are undeserving of any of this. We aren’t always kind. We aren’t always thoughtful. We aren’t always doing great things…yet, you have given to us.
We are undeserving of anything.
Some of you have done wonderful things….Some of you we’ve never met. Yet, you do kindnesses for us.
All of this is unbelievable to us. As I said, we are undeserving.
With this all happening at Easter time, we can’t help, as christians, to think of this with an Easter spirit. We are undeserving of of the gift of forgiveness. We try…but never can do or be enough to enter heaven any other way but through the death of Jesus…yet forgiveness is given to us. All we need to do is accept it.
Accepting gifts has been so hard for us. All of you have helped us practice receiving gifts. Thanks to the support you’ve given us, this year more than ever, it is easier for us to accept the gift of forgiveness we believe is offered to us by the death of Jesus that happened on Good Friday and is celebrated on Easter Sunday. Many of you have helped us learn to truly accept a gift with no strings attached…much like the gift Jesus offers at Easter.
Thank you for teaching us to accept gifts. It’s made Easter more special to us than ever.