This Easter than any other year. My husband and I were married in 1993 and since then, this year was the first time we didn't join either side of the family for a big Easter dinner or festivities. We didn't plan it this way, it just worked out. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about it on Easter morning but after church, we returned home and I baked bread and enjoyed cleaning my house. I puttered around the house most of the day until joining my Dad for a ham and mashed potatoes. Rather than returning home, we went to our friends' house to watch the SU basketball game and visit. It's been a couple months since getting together.
The day was stress free and relaxing. Did I miss my Mom? Of course but then again, Easter was always the day when the pain of Heidi's kidnapping shined brightly in her eyes. In a sense, it was nice to know Mom knows the answer to the question we still ask, "Where's Heidi?" This coming Sunday is April 3, the final of three timeline remembrances of Heidi's kidnapping. The first, Daylight Savings Time, followed by Easter. A week later, the actual date of her disappearance.
I continue to pray and hope we learn the answer of where Heidi is while my Dad is alive to know but if this isn't God's will, then I pray He continues to give us the strength, perseverance, endurance, hope, healing, love, and peace to keep moving forward as we wait.
If Mom was alive, I would leave a teaser in this week's TOP's Tuesday about next week's TOP's Tuesday post. Maybe I'd say it's time to start sharing upcoming announcements about a book release or something like that, but Mom's not here to tease with anticipation.
Oh wait, what about you? Are you curious? If so, you'll have to come back next week. TOP's Tuesday started as a weekly update blog about book publication, upcoming speaking engagements, and remembrances for Heidi. Let the updates begin...one week from today.
What did you do over the Easter Weekend?
Lisa M Buske
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