One thing I've found with teenagers, is that they like to test what's out there,
they don't want to accept just what you say, they like to argue the point.
They argue things that really shouldn't be argued, but that seems to be life right now.
One thing I won't argue is my faith.
Faith is such a personal conviction, I don't think you can make someone believe,
but with our kids, I really want the way I live my life
to mean something to them, to be something they want to be part of.
I love Easter. To me it is even more amazing than Christmas.
I have been thinking how I could communicate this to the children
and now that I've figured out a way I thought I would share it with you
in case you want to try it too.
I've made some lovely bags and in them I've put a thrifted rabbit,
a bag of chocolate and a bottle of body wash.
Then I'm writing each of the children a personal letter.
In the letter I explain the items in the bag,
the thrifted rabbit for them because Easter is first of all about second chances,
as many as you need, you just have to ask.
the chocolate, for the sweetness of Grace,
grace for them and grace for them to show others. Easter is all about Grace.
lastly the body wash because Easter is about redemption.
It's about being clean from the inside out, forever.
These little bags are just simple gifts, made by me with love.
I'm hoping that as the children read their letters and enjoy the treats,
that Easter will be real to them in a different way
but one which relates to our family.