Have you lost a bite out of your chocolate Easter bunny?
My grand kids think that after church the Easter Bunny will have slipped into the house and dropped off baskets for them. We turned the tables this year, somewhtat.
We made them help us deliver Easter baskets. Friday night my wife along with the grand kids put together Easter baskets for needy families. Small little baskets for the kids and a grocery bag for the families Easter dinner.
We worked on this for three weeks. We called local churches and asked for names of the neediest families. Once we explained what we were doing they had no problem providing us with names. We then sat down with all the grand kids and put the names on a sheet with what little information we had. We then discussed which families we felt we could make the best Easter for with our gifts.
This became a very serious thing for the kids. They talked even argued on behalf of people they didn't know! So yesterday was our delivery day. We could only help 50 families this year. It took us all day to deliver our packages and bags of groceries.
Each family received a 10 lb ham, 5 lbs. of potato's, jar gravy (low fat) canned corn, rolls, cranberry sauce.
The kids each received a small Easter basket with a chocolate bunny, jelly beans, marshmallow eggs and a big smile from the grand kids as they were being handed the basket.
Some people cried, some people hugged us...some didn't know what to say....others offered us to join them on Easter. It was one of our best Easter's as a family...we are talking of doing it every year!
The best part is my grand kids learned a real lesson....people are people no matter where or how they live.
This morning they are still talking about the experience as they opened their own Easter baskets.
Happy Easter Everyone.