This past Friday I was flipping through a new Pottery Barn catalog and as I was silently oohing at their Easter tablescapes I couldn't help but wonder why I don't go all out with the table for Easter? Christmas, Thanksgiving, Summer, Fall...check check check check.
I want to blame it on the fact that I don't have a lot of Easter decor. But I know that isn't a very good excuse. If I wanted Easter decor, I'd buy it. It isn't like I entered into our marriage with stuff for every other season and occasion. I either made it or bought it.
I think I can honestly say that with the emphasis we place on Lent and all of the giving-up that we do as Catholics and after really reflecting on what Jesus went though when He died on that cross and everything He went though leading up to it that I'm never like "Yahoo, let's celebrate!" But I know Easter isn't necessary celebrating Jesus' death, it is celebrating His resurrection. And that does deserve celebration and a beautiful table and nice dinner. It deserves china and conversations at the table. (ok, with 5 kiddos we always have chatter at the table but you know what I mean.)
I remember someone complementing a nice cheery top that I was wearing one time at church during Lent and said it reminded them how we should be cheery and keep a smile on our faces even during Lent, a much more somber time of the year. It is so true. As our tummies are rumbling from eating a little less and as we are craving favorite foods that maybe we gave up, we should smile.
Jesus died on the cross to open the Gates of Heaven for us and that IS something to celebrate.
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My point? I'm setting a pretty table this year! I don't have a lot of Easter decor and know that it wouldn't be "me" to stick bunnies all over the house but the table? Oh, how I love a beautiful table. If I had to choose one place in our home to decorate and one place only, hands down it would be the table.
Hope y'all had a lovely weekend!