The big day, the eggs were hidden and the baskets were full of chocolate and jelly beans. I remember a few of those eggs never being found until weeks later.When my children were younger, we switched away from the candy (my kids didn't really like candy) to small toys. I was always prompting my children to help them find the eggs. Of course with that many eggs we would enjoy deviled eggs with our Holiday Ham dinner and many lunches of egg salad sandwiches.
We would dress up in our finest and head off to church that morning. Then spend the rest of the afternoon searching for eggs again, enjoying our extended family. Those hours were filled with delicious food, warm embraces and loving laughter.
Today our Easter Holiday is much different. With my children being grown we don't color eggs and hide them anymore. And as a part of a divorced family... sometimes the kids have plans with their Dad's family. But it is still important for us to get together as a family. My mom passed away almost fifteen years ago and my dad decided not to host the big family dinner anymore. He got ride of the dinning room furniture. My husband and I (and any of the children who want to) drive down to Amherst, Ohio to an Easter bruch at a local restaurant. We still have the delicious food, warm embraces, and loving laughter. So in that way our holiday hasn't changed much. Only the location has changed.
If you happen to be traveling this weekend, be safe and enjoy your time, traditions and family. And if you are having Easter brunch at Deluca's, stop by and say hi!