When Jane and I were young (many many years ago !) Mother always made us new dresses to wear to Grandma and Grandpa Wagoner's for the Easter get together. We got new shoes, hats and dresses. Mother sometimes even made us new coats. Mother took lots of care to make us special pretty dresses. Of course we had to have a new stuffed Easter Bunny. I actually don't remember this little happening. My memories are from the photos that Mother took of us. The last photo below is of Barbara. She was dancing with an Easter Rabbit that was just a little bit taller than she was. I added a little color into some of the photos.
The fun of the Easter Bunny, collecting of Easter Eggs and family meals are meaningful, but the real reason for our celebration of Easter lies in the victory over the grave. Christ defeated death for each one of us. Celebrating the fact that Jesus was willing to give His life for ours in order to give us eternal life and everlasting peace.
Luke 22:44 "And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly; and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground"