This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad!
We attended an absolutely beautiful Mass yesterday morning. Our neighbors, John, Julee and Jemma attended and sat next to us, which resulted in all three older girls immediately moving to sit next to them, which left me......(gasp!) childless during Mass, since Caroline stays with Pete, as there is hardly any LAP left on me these days. Needless to say, I was a complete puddle of joyful tears by the end of the procession and was never even able to sing one single note of "Jesus Christ is Risen Today." It's probably a good thing that I'm usually keeping tabs on little ones and am distracted, or Pete would never go to Mass with me if I bawled like that all the time!
We had ten amazing altar servers, lots of incense, beautiful flowers, wonderful instruments and the beautiful choir singing the Mass of Sts. Peter and Paul. The most glorious day in our liturgical year and it showed!
We came home in the pouring rain, when Pete pronounced that "this is just drizzle." So, we proceeded with the annual egg hunt in our yard. Here is Caroline (2), Erika (5), Dorothy Jo (4), Jemma (6), and Madeleine (7):
Obviously they could care less what the weather is like!
Then we had brunch and the rest of the day whizzed right past. We read some of our Easter books, did our Resurrection presentation/play and ate some candy! Oh yes, and I did lots of laundry from a couple of accidents the night before.
If you have a few minutes and want to swoon, Diane is busy posting beautiful pictures from Assumption Grotto's (Detroit) Holy Week on Te Deum laudemus :
Happy Easter and Joyeuses Pâques! May the Resurrection of Our Lord bring you much hope and joy during these fifty days of Easter!