Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hats and Stuff

I was thinking today about all the "hats" I wear and wondering how that expression came into being anyway...I think we all wear different hats, some of mine include wife, mom, sister, daughter, photographer wannabe, friend, cook, taxi driver, etc. I don't like to label myself as any one thing because I'm too many things. But one thing that I definitely am is a Christian, and I wear that hat as best as I can, being human and all. I have been talking a little bit about Easter with Peyton and trying to keep it in terms a 3.5 year old can process. I'm looking forward to hearing the message our pastor will preach on Sunday. He always comes up with an interesting view on Easter and it's not always the death and resurrection story. I always walk away feeling inspired and excited.

The daffodils are slowly peeking out of the soil and I'm reminded of rebirth and in the joy of my own "rebirth" into the Christian faith. It's so hard to live my faith, but I'm trying to do it so that my children will know that not only do Mark and I love them, but that Jesus does too and He is always there, even though we can't be. I just hope that He will give me the words I need when I share with Peyton and Liam. I'm not very good at that part at all and I don't want them to grow up thinking that religion sucks or that church is boring. I don't think it's about church or organized religion, which have issues and problems, I think it's about a relationship with Jesus, and I know that it is not always an easy path to follow. But I know he is reaching out to me and I need to reach back.

So anyway, I'm feeling deep this week for some reason. I've been thinking a lot about my life and how I want to live it. I hope you all have a blessed and happy Easter and that the meaning of Easter doesn't get lost in the shuffle of the Easter bunny and egg hunts.

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