This was the first holiday I have ever spent in my entire life without being with someone I was related to. It was both harder than I anticipated and yet, perhaps because it was Easter, filled with a certain grace as well.
So today I am grateful for friends who allowed me to share their Easter with them, even though I was probably not very good company.
For ham for dinner. I love ham, but don't fix it for myself.
For three daffodils that survived the snow storm.
For a chocolate bunny. In an Easter basket I was given!!! Dove chocolate bunny.
And for Elijah, who will be six soon, who came and sat on my lap and said, "Deene," very softly and touched my heart.