It just occurred to me today that Easter is on Sunday, this Sunday, as in 3 days away. I mean, I knew it was, but it seems so weird! Easter in March? Huh? Who did that?
So thoughts and memories of Easters past began coming back to me, and here is one I thought I would share with you.
I was around 10 I think, but I am not sure. I was young enough to be wearing a hat and gloves to church for Easter, but then again I think I did that until I was 14. So anyway...I was young.
My mom had given us our baskets and mine had two adorable plastic Amish dolls, a boy and a girl. I decided to take these to church with me, and was playing with them inside of my hat on the drive to church. (Haha side note...what are Amish kids doing in a car?? Okay that's not as funny as it was in my head).
I was playing in the backseat when my mom screamed...and then I don't remember anything until there was another lady looking in the door asking if we were okay. We had gotten in a pretty bad car accident. We were all slightly bruised, but all in all we came out pretty well. I had a nice shiner...and I mean nice. My entire eye socket was a shocking shade of purple. I thought this was pretty cool and was excited for the attention it would bring at school!
So Monday morning came and I headed off on the school bus. I always sat with my friend Kristin, and obviously she noticed my eye right away.
"Oh my gosh! What happened?" she asked me. I explained our harrowing brush with death as she listened with a rapt expression on her face.
"Well Bekah," she started, "I don't mean to be rude, but you were prettier without the black eye."
My stomach sank. Being pretty was not a big concern for me, if my mom managed to yank a brush through my hair I considered myself glammed up. But to hear it stated so baldly, so honestly, I was ashamed. It never crossed my mind that this black eye would be anything but an entire day of show and tell, but now it had become an entire week of being "not pretty".
Sigh...things change on you in an instant don't they? Such a downer!
Oh! and Happy Spring! I think that is today right? Well if it is not...Happy Early Spring!