“Resurrecting” Easter Memories

Easter 2021

Dear Reader:

Last year right before Easter I had my first pandemic melt-down-an overwhelming sense of loss and sadness swept over me.

For the first time since Eva Cate was born in 2010 there would be no Boo Easter Egg Hunt. It hit me harder than I imagined and suddenly all I wanted was to ” resurrect” the traditional Easter Egg Hunt and have all the family together again!

Besides the religious Easter symbol of Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection… the verbal meaning of to ” resurrect” means to bring into view, attention or use again.

2020 would have no gathering-no Hunt. But I do remember John/ Mandy and family surprised me by dropping off lunch then Jo and Colby stopped by with Winnie the Pooh surprises and Stephanie Ballard brought a box of warm Krispy Kreme donuts-my Easter was saved by love and friendship… and donuts! 🤣

It was only later that I remembered the Easter before the 2020 Pandemic only John, Mandy and the children were here-Walsh and Mollie/family were visiting her family and Tommy and Kaitlyn were in Tennessee visiting her parents-Eva Cate and Jake had lots of eggs that year to Hunt and it was the first church service Jake made it through to the end which he proudly told everyone!

Flowers for the Cross
Jake made it through

I realized, to my surprise that 2018 was the last time everyone was there at my house for Easter-including Eloise who had just joined the family with her birth four months earlier!

So in 2017 the grandchildren consisted of Eva Cate and the boys for Easter!

So until tomorrow…

Resurrected Memories of Christ’s sacrifice for us each Easter Day reminds us we are all God’s family and we have been resurrected by His amazing love for us!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to “Resurrecting” Easter Memories

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Yes…and Jesus fulfilled the prophecies from yhe Old Testament…love your pictures…we are in NC with Suzy’s family…mine will be here tomorrow and some of my sister Amelia’s family…we are like you…so thrilled to be together and still carrying on the traditions that Mom and Dad started yrs ago…love family gatherings…

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    • Becky Dingle says:

      Happiness is…safe travels and warm memories to store up for the tough days that life will bring…make this Easter magical with love!

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