Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 49"! You can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. We post the linky on Friday, so we can all share. The first two fill-ins are provided by my friend and co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself.
With the A-Z Challenge min full swing, everyone is even busier than usual. We appreciate you being here, as always. Please try to visit everyone on the linky list. Thanks.
Happy Easter to those who celebrate this holy Christian holiday. And, Pesach Sameach to those of the Jewish faith. To everyone, we wish you a beautiful weekend filled with lots of blessings and love.
The questions were fun and a bit nostalgic. Here are my completed fill-ins:
1. An Easter tradition I have is going to the first Mass on Easter Sunday, usually at 6 AM. If there is a sunrise service, it is always my favourite. I can only imagine what it was like to be there when they found Christ’s tomb empty!
2. My favourite flavor of ice cream is most definitely mint-chocolate chip. Truthfully, I like almost all ice cream, but I like traditional flavours the best. Mint-chocolate chip is my very favourite. Of course, all ice cream makes everything better!
3. One of my favourite Easter memories is a sunrise Easter service that we attended many years ago. We all met at the church, then listened as the scriptures describing the crucifixion were read aloud as we walked to a remote area of the church property. There a large cross stood in the early light of dawn. We all felt the somber aloneness that those did on that first Easter morning so long ago. Suddenly, in the dark chill of dawn, a silent snow began to fall as we stood by the cross. It was a very special, moving moment. Later, the sun came out as the world celebrated the miracle that is Easter.
4. My favourite Spring flower is the volunteer crocus who grows in odd places, with the help of the squirrels. I do love all of the spring flowers, including tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. In late Spring, I love to see the lily of the valley and smell its glorious, sweet scent. Of course, after that is poppy season! I love them all.
My Spring Volunteers!
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