First Easter without Zack

Our first Easter without Zack here with us.

Easter. A day of renewal.

Coming home from a Spring Break trip to our house. Without him.

Our house is noisy. Yet so very quiet.

I unload items. Like me, he always loved loading the motor home for a trip but hated unloading it when we returned.

 That memory hits me. Hard.

Darkness does not like to leave us.

Easter eggs wait. A little boy is anxious to help.

Eggs. A symbol of birth.  

A symbol of hope?

After death we will be reborn. We will defeat death as Christ did.

Victory over death. Victory. Zack.

And whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? ~ John  11:26


Dipping Easter eggs in little cups. Cups filled with color.

The color of spring.

The color of flowers. Flowers blooming back into life after appearing to be dead all winter. Christ appeared to be dead. He came back to life and ascended into heaven.

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ~ Pablo Neruda

Coloring eggs. Telling the story of Easter.

Minus a brother.


His first Easter in heaven.

Sitting at the feet of Jesus.


Listening to Jesus telling the story of Easter.

The story of Hope.

 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay…~Matthew 28:6

 May we all be blessed with hope on this Easter Sunday.

He is Risen!

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7 thoughts on “First Easter without Zack

  1. May God Bless you and your family. You are such an inspiration to everyone. Everytime I read your messages, they give people faith and hope. I pray everyday that God will ease your pain and suffering. He is going to get you thru the journey. Stay strong. Thanks for all your beautiful words and verses.

  2. Wendy, Mayo and Nick May God be with you on this first Easter without Zack. Just take comfort in knowing that he is in Heaven with God! Like you said, “sitting at his feet listening to the story”! Zack Is greatly missed by many!! I take great comfort in your words! I pray that you find great comfort and peace in God! You have blessed many people with your words and I hope you continue to post and share your journey!! GOD BLESS AND MUCH MUCH LOVE!!!