March 24, 2016

Wednesday Of Holy Week

Wednesday of Holy Week found us with all our work completed. What remains now is for us to sit back, relax, and meditate on the meaning of this week. As my children get older, I am finding it easier to find the balance between The Passion and The Resurrection...the true meaning of Easter, and The Easter Bunny and all that entails...the fun part of Easter. I truly believe there is room for both. : )

On Wednesday of Holy Week, the kids and I enjoyed an Afternoon Lenten Tea. It was simple and cozy and fun. All it should be for a Momma and her littles. And not so littles. : ) We drank some tea. And milk. And juice. We snacked on cookies and candy and crackers. We talked and visited. And then we prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. And it was good.

The rest of our week will be quiet and reflective. Friday we will abstain from all electronics during the hours between noon and three. We will also pray The Stations of The Cross together. And we will enjoy the last Fish Fry of the season.

Saturday we prepare and we wait. For Sunday is Easter Day! We will rise early and attend early Mass. Then we will come home, put our Easter jammies back on...yes, I'm serious...and hunt for the baskets so carefully hidden by that sneaky bunny. : ) We will eat and rest and celebrate together. And it will be good.

Have a wonderful, fruitful, blessed Easter, my dear friends. Thank you for visiting!



  1. It is such a special time. My daughter has found that reading The Day Christ Died for religion at school has helped her understand the Palm Sunday readings and the meaning of Easter. Love to hear all of your special traditions. Have a Blessed Easter!

  2. I love how deliberate you are planning out your days. You are such an inspiration, Billie Jo. Your kids are blessed to have you teaching them about the beauty of this Holy Week.
    The girls did a great job decorating those cookies. What a nice idea to have a tea party. The table is beautiful as well.
    Blessings to everyone there and Happy Easter.

  3. Such wonderful traditions, you are a true inspiration.

  4. Sounds perfect! I love those beautiful dishes!

  5. Sounds beautiful! I love that you all prayed the rosary together. Tonight is the washing of the feet at our church <3 such a special time of year. Happy Easter and God Bless you and your family Billie Jo.

  6. so so beautiful... and I so agree with you. There is room for both. Happy Eater my dear friend. Enjoy your time with your family...

  7. Sounds like a perfect way to enjoy the holiday! Happy Easter to you and your family :)

  8. Sounds like a perfect blessed and holy weekend ahead my Friend! May the sun shine - as we know the "Son" will shine - and it be a beautiful day of rejoicing for you All!! Blessings to you all for a wonderful Easter!! xoxo

  9. Hi Billie Jo!

    I love your Easter schedule - I'll just bet that Easter at your house is very Beautiful. I think it's so important to celebrate and teach the true meaning of Easter to our children and grandchildren - you, my friend, are an amazing teacher!


  10. This is so beatuiful. What a special tradition for all of your children. I have a hard time sitting and visiting with my kids; my goal is to take a page from your group and try to do something like this every once in awhile--for all of us!

    Also, that candle! I adore it!

  11. You my friend, bring such joy...many Blessings to you.

  12. Have a wonderful, blessed Easter. He is risen! God bless you and your family!


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Billie Jo