Today will mark the second Easter that I’ve taken on as a single Dad. Holiday’s were always something that meant a great deal to me because it’s always been about family.
Even if we stayed home for the holidays, we were together as a family and to me, that’s all that mattered.
Easter isn’t really one of the more painful holiday’s for me but it’s still saddens me that my family is no longer whole and together on Easter. While I’m sad, I’m not devastated like I was last year.
I really noticed my wife’s absence when making Easter preparations before going to bed.
It’s when I’m all alone and working on Easter stuff we used to do together, that I still feel a sense loss or absence. I’m not sure if that even makes any sense?
Having said everything above, I feel as though this is going to be a great Easter. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous and the boys will have a great time on their egg hunt. We’ll also get to see relatives that we don’t see as often as we’d like to.
As I’m laying in bed writing these words, I feel like for the first time, I’m able to feel sad that things are what they are and yet still have a great day.. That has to be progress. That has to be moving on with my life, at least to some degree, right?
Either way, I feel like we’re going to have a great day and I’m looking forward to it…. ☺ 💙