This Easter was the first one in a long time I didn’t ache missing my dad. This Easter was so different than normal Easters. it was easier to not dwell on his absence. I have always longed for lazy holidays without all the loud drama and mess.
I was prepared. I had shopped three weeks early for their basket goodies. Dre Beats for me ... I mean Cat’s schooling and Our Generation camping gear for Addie. I made a turkey with all the sides like Thanksgiving for lunch. No rush to go anywhere. We took plates and plants to the isolated grandmas. My mom stayed behind her burglars bars while my MIL set out chairs 10+ feet away.
During the early evening, I made an indoor scavenger hunt with clues for the girls. They both thanked me afterward. Sweet girls. It was a slow and quiet holiday. The ones I usually dream of but realize now are not near as good as I imagined. I miss my family and every bit of our dysfunction. I am grateful we are still in good health.