Yes, I know! I’ve been a bit quiet lately. But I wanted to take a minute and wish all of you a blessed Pesach and Feast of Unleavened Bread. I must admit that preparations are largely to blame for my absence. This is the first year that we have hosted Pesach on purpose. (Last year, I was put on total bedrest while pregnant with Noah about three days before Passover, so my parents packed up everything and brought it to my living room. But, not on purpose lol.)
We have spent the last month cleaning out the garage, making plans, preparing our hearts. I vacillate between extreme gratitude and unbelief that YHVH would ever be interested in us, with all the mistakes we have made. He is such a wonderful Elohim, to be mindful of us, to deliver us through the death of His Son. Doug has been practicing reading the hagaddah. He hasn’t been able to make it through the whole thing without crying. What a wonderful feast! We have much to remember and be thankful for. 🙂
My children have been practicing the four questions. Even Sadie can recite her question, but it sounds more like, “On all other nights, we eat sitting. On this night we eat climbing.” Well, almost, sweetie! We decorated the table with every stuffed lamb toy we could find. The kids made placemats illustrating the plagues and the crossing of the Red Sea, and Elijah getting taken up to heaven in a whirlwind. (Don’t you love those little connections we make while reading scripture?) I was explaining why we invite Elijah in, because he never died, and will come to tell us that Yahshua is coming. Of course, we had to read all about the chariot of fire, etc etc. But I digress…..
So we are very excited to celebrate tomorrow with our family: my parents, Doug’s mom, my sister and her family, and our lovely crew. If you look out the windows in the garage, you will see our animals grazing, goats and sheep and babies. Our two bottle babies will no doubt greet our guests outside the door. Two high chairs will house some of our younger blessings, one of whom will be celebrating his first Passover. We will blow some shofars and sing some songs. We’ll even have some gluten free matza! I know it will be a wonderful day. May your family also be blessed as you celebrate this wonderful, solemn, special feast.
Shalom to you!
PS: For those of you using the My First Torah, I will begin writing again after Pesach. If you are putting them in a binder, please leave a hole. I do plan to go back and fill in any I missed once I have completed Deuteronomy. Thanks so much for understanding. 🙂