Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Bonnet

It's Resurrection Sunday!  He is risen!
As children it meant new dresses and of course, Easter bonnets.  Every Easter morning there would be family photos taken of all of us in our yard after church.  As girls, we loved the new dresses, hats, gloves, and even new jackets or coats that matched the dresses.  As an adult, the tradition of new Easter clothes was carried on but with the knowledge that they represented the new life found in Christ's resurrection, and that every Sunday was a celebration of Easter!

Though I wore hats as a child, I don't wear them much anymore, but my sister, Nancy, wears hats all the time!  It must be a residual from the Easter bonnets.  I do paint them, however.  I love painting hats, and have painted several.  This hat is representitive of one of my Easter bonnets, and it was one of my favorites.

As I don my Easter clothes this morning, I will be celebrating the sacrifice that was made for me that I might live an abundant life, full of joy, and on that Great Day, to be reuinted with loved ones, praising my Saviour for eternity.  Hallelujah!  And I will be remembering all of those Resurrection Sundays of my sisters and I sitting demurely in the church pew dressed up in our new Easter bonnets.

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