Its Good Friday 2006 and the family is dying Easter Eggs. Cole reaches over and puts a dot of dye on the family pup….I say NO. STOP. Joe then reaches over and adds a couple dots of dye to Rascals head. Sternly and with a great deal of authority I say “I MEAN IT…YOU MAY NOT DYE Rascal.” I turn my back for one back for one minute and Cole and Joe have turned Rascal into a rainbow of Easter colors. Her blue tale is wagging blue dye all over kitchen. I sigh and tell Cole and Joe “I thought, I told you not to dye Rascal.” and then I smile and tell a wagging Rascal she looks magnificent.
Dying Rascal became a family tradition. Why? Because Joe and Cole are Odd and whats a mother to do.
Rachel and Lily joined us this year because they are a little odd too! We like that about them.
Joe remember our first Easter after Cole was born and you were surprised the Easter Bunny hid easter eggs?
and you were surprised the Easter Bunny hid Easter Baskets. The Easter Bunny is bring lots of chocolate this year, right?
Lots of chocolate. Joe, I miss my egg with my name on it, and I miss you.
I’ll surprise you and Cole tomorrow, I promise. Katybeth when you see my family tomorrow, tell them I love them. Tell your mom and dad too. Tell all our friends. Easter is a beautiful time to rejoice and to love one another.
Where do you want us to scatter you tomorrow?
I’ll tell you tomorrow. I Love You and I Love Cole.
Love you more…..
Cole First Easter 1996
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