Easter was pretty hard this year and very emotional. This was the first major holiday since my sister in law passed away. Not only that, but her birthday was yesterday. I think it was hard on all of us. I know for me, I was overcome with emotion and had to fight back the tears, and I am not typically a crier! At church, after the sermon, they dimmed the lights and a bag pipe player came out (dressed in a kilt I might add) and played Amazing Grace. For some reason, this just struck a chord in me and opened the flood gate of tears. After that was played we went on to sing music, all of which continued to flood me with emotions. Today, I can't remember the names of the songs that we sung, but I remember how I felt. The thing I was thinking about the most was what a celebration they were having in Heaven and how my sister in law was able to participate. I thought, man, they must have these kind of celebrations every day, basking in the glory of the Risen Savior!
BG and I talked about it later and come to find out, he was having trouble keeping in the tears as well. I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a sister, she was like a sister to me and I have had a tough time with it, even though I have only known her for 10 years, compared to his 35. At lunch I could tell her husband was also having a rough time. The awesome thing is that I know that I will see her again and be able to celebrate with her! I sure miss her!