Saturday, May 16, 2015

March 30, 2013 Why I love Easter Eggs

I love Easter Eggs. We always have so much fun together when we make our eggs. These eggs are by my nine year old - can you see her free nature, willing to take risks, loving nothing more than to re-dip eggs again and again, just to see what colors come out? You'll notice too, that when arranging her eggs for the photo, she thought they looked better on the top half of the egg carton. Her eggs are always full of humor and life - she is a child who is unafraid to venture outside the lines. In fact, she spends much of her life merrily running around outside of the box.

Here are the eggs from my twelve year old, a child who loves structure and order, yet is willing to explore. Her eggs have sharp lines, clear delineations. Her heart breaks when she drops an egg that she has worked hard on, even though she knows we will soon crack all of them open and throw away the shells. She has a quirky sense of humor (note the top right egg that says "I'm a squash.") She has branched out a bit this year, using more squiggly lines, a freer style than she usually uses. This past year has helped her to let go a bit more, to leave behind the known and stick her toes into the unknown.
And these are mine. I'll leave the analysis up to you ;) And now our traditional end of the egg dying is progressing. Each year the girls grab a roll of paper towels and head outdoors. They hate to waste the dye, so they use it to dye paper towels, providing us with a few months worth of colorful napkins. They take such care with those napkins, and love to show them off. We hope you all have a wonderful Easter, full of joy in the knowledge that

God so loved the world that He gave His only beloved Son, that whomsoever believes in Him shall not die, but shall have everlasting LIFE." John 3:16

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