To all of us in the Sandwich Generation, juggling the many shaded issues of the Sandwich Generation, have a blessed and peaceful Holy Week…
And enjoy a beautiful and joy-filled Easter weekend!!!
P.S. If you are babysitting grandkids this week, be sure to visit my Sandwich Generation Facebook page for some fun and handy posts with activities for young and old – perfect for all of us multigenerational caregivers. 🙂
Happy Easter Week! I had really thought my grandboys had outgrown our fave Easter tradition – the Easter Resurrection Eggs. But when I asked them about that, I was thrilled to hear them all say, “NO! We LOVE those! We want to do them again.” And do them again, we did. Or is that Did them again. 🙂 Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful Easter treat. I hid the eggs – 24 (since I have two sets). They found them. Then they helped me retell this wonderful and true story of Jesus’ last week on earth, from the ride on the donkey into Jerusalem to the Last Supper to the Prayer at Golgatha to the Resurrection to the last egg – which is empty…because HE’S ALIVE – shouted quite loud by all of us. And we finished just in the nick of time – right as mom and dad walked in from their date. So I bundled all into the egg crates and brought them home.
And now, speaking of “thinking outside the box,” I’ll ask big sis to put them all back properly for me. It’s the kind of thing she is really good at and enjoys. And, hopefully, she will also enjoy fun memories of her younger years when we did this together regularly as well. AND THEN, she can share them with her cousins when they get together. Talk about “the gift goes on!”
The eggs, along with listening to the dramatized version of the Easter story from both their Action Bible and the dramatized version of the book of John in the GoBible, coupled with reading the story together a couple of times this past two weeks were our main Easter preparation this year. Between them AND me being extra busy AND them staying busy playing with friends, our craft project times are rare. But in case y’all are still having fun with them, here’s some grand ideas we ALWAYS enjoyed thoroughly.
Have a blessed and beautiful Easter week with your Sandwich Generation family and friends! And Happy 100 to the Grand Social!
P.S. If any of your grandkids like Francesca Battistelli (Several of grandkids love her music – and so do I. She sets a great example and is a terrific musician!), she is releasing her latest album – the first in quite a while – next Tuesday. A wonderful Easter gift ! Click here for details – and be sure to check out the cd/free mp3 “rip” option BUT notice – you can’t order it as a gift to get that. You have to order it regular which means the price will show on the receipt. If you are ok with that (I was) they will get the CD and the mp3 version – a sweet treat for parents, grandparents AND grandkids. 🙂
Happy Resurrection Day! Easter Blessings to you ALL – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation. I made it to early service, enjoyed lovely music and a wonderful sermon on the joys we will experience in the days and years to come, thanks to the wonderful sacrifice of our precious Savior, Jesus Christ, and HIS RESURRECTION! Praise God, He is TRULY ALIVE!
Earlier this week, I rediscovered this old Christian hymn that was a favorite of mine in my childhood. Its words and tune are simple and such a wonderful reminder of all the many blessings we receive in and through Jesus Christ. I sang this to my grandsons a couple of times this week – and look forward to sharing it with them again next year.
Here are ALL the lyrics (which are quite hard to find, I discovered. It made me REALLY appreciate my very handy Laridian Bible app with the hymnal option I added.
"I Know that My Redeemer Lives" by Samuel Medley, 1738-1799
1. I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever-living Head.
2. He lives triumphant from the grave,
He lives eternally to save,
He lives all-glorious in the sky,
He lives exalted there on high.
3. He lives to bless me with His love,
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed,
He lives to help in time of need.
4. He lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me with His eye,
He lives to comfort me when faint,
He lives to hear my soul's complaint.
5. He lives to silence all my fears,
He lives to wipe away my tears
He lives to calm my troubled heart,
He lives all blessings to impart.
6. He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I'll sing;
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.
7. He lives and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death:
He lives my mansion to prepare;
He Iives to bring me safely there.
8. He lives, all glory to His name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"
Here's a simple and lovely rendition of it. Not all of the verses but many of them!
Have a blessed and beautiful Easter, sharing a sweet spiritual legacy with your whole family in and out of the Sandwich Generation!