Happy Easter 2023

Happy Easter 2023

Let me start this week’s story by giving you an update on the medical situation with my knee. Originally the date for surgery to replace the spacer with a new knee was scheduled for around the first of May. The infusion therapy to get rid of the infection went so well, the surgery happened on March 29th. Now, we are in the therapy process. I am so thankful to everyone for all your prayers.

I have always enjoyed the Easter holiday. When I was a little kid, it was fun to go on Easter egg hunts at grade school. Of course, this was back in the day when we were allowed to celebrate a religious holiday like Easter in school without people having a nervous breakdown. I shudder to think what would happen if a school wanted to hold something like that today.

I’m not proud of this next situation I am going to share with you, but I feel it explains how much I have grown over the years. When I was a teenager, my little brother Jon said he couldn’t wait to see what the Easter Bunny was going to bring this year. My brother Wade and I told him the Easter Bunny wasn’t going to bring anything this year because we trapped him in the garage and killed him with a shovel. We both thought it was very funny until Jon got a really sad look on his face and ran to the house and told Mom what we had told him. We were immediately grounded and given extra chores to do. “Not so funny now, is it?” she said.

Later in life, I enjoyed Easter because of the fun things we did with the boys. It was so much fun hiding Easter eggs, and getting presents for them to open. We always loved going out to a nice Easter Brunch. We would go to church and hear the message about the savior and the true meaning of Easter. While I always found it to provide some comfort, I will admit it was a message I have taken for granted.

I am grateful for some of the challenges I have gone through in my life that have caused me to stop and really comprehend the true meaning of the blessing of the sacrifice of the savior. I am grateful to know that we can all see all of our loved ones that have passed on to start their next chapter. I want to thank everyone that has set such a great examples of love and caring for their neighbors. I want to thank all of you for all the strength and support you have given me and hope you all have a wonderful Easter. Thanks for reading.

P.S. To prove how much I have grown I have never told any another kid I killed the Easter Bunny with a shovel. It’s all about progress.