We had a really great Easter weekend and although it was hard to still be 'church shopping' we did enjoy two good services which reminded us why we are really on this earth. My Opa died in March soon after his 91st birthday. While we mourned and celebrated his life, it opened up the discussion sooner than we had planned for Maetia about the death of people. We used the experience to talk about Jesus dying on the cross for us and how Opa is now in Heaven with Jesus. On Good Friday when we were reading about Jesus' death, Maetia said, "But Mommy, Jesus can't die because he has to save the world!".
We hid Easter eggs for the Easter bunny on Good Friday and collected them full of goodies on Easter morning. It was a fun way to celebrate although I still find myself being somewhat cynical about chocolate, eggs and bunnies all going along with Jesus. Maetia told me she would give some to Him if He came over.