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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Holiday (04/05/12)

TITLE: IS GOD SPECIAL TO YOU?
By sharon force
04/10/12


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On Easter week in the late 1950's and 1960's we went on holiday. There wasn't school for a week and daddy was off a day or two more than usual. Mother cooked a ham and we decorated eggs. This was always a family affair.

My sister and I and some of our family would visit our grandparents, we would play and eat eggs, chocolate eggs, and have fun. My sister is younger than me by almost eight years so she would play with out younger cousin. I would play with my two older cousins who were boys. We dug holes and climbed trees and slways ate the sweets provided.

Then when Easter Sunday came mother, daddy, my sister and I went to the Easter egg hunt at church and then church afterword's. We dressed in hats, gloves, shiny dress shoes that always hurt my feet and a new dress. We always wore the proper under garments. That is the way we did it in the 50's and 60's.

The Easter egg hunt was huge as my child's eyes remember it. It was held on the lawn at the church. There were always special eggs to be found and the special eggs were the most sought after. We had lemonade and cookies and a great time. Everyone wore their finest clothes even the ones who always wore casual clothes wore their finest. Easter was always a special day and Easter week was fun.

God wants it to be special to us. He sent His Son to die for our sins. Let us start calling this week Easter week and not spring break. Always make it special in some way so through the generations our children and our children's children will remember Jesus died for us and how special and wonderful and freeing that is. God Bless


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CD Swanson 04/12/12
Good job with the topic, and the true meaning of the holiday...Christ's resurrection. Nicely done.

God Bless~
Donna Wilcher 04/15/12
Nicely done. Great reminder of the real reason for Easter. Thanks for sharing!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/15/12
This is a lovely reminiscent story. I can picture all of the lovely things you described.

I noticed a couple of little typos and things like Mother and Daddy being used as names but not capitalized. You may want to check the message boards and join a critique group or find a challenge buddy to help you spot those little things.

The ending was great. I agree it is Holy Week not Spring Break. Spring Break is vacations and drunk college students making lifelong mistakes. But Holy Week is something else entirely. Instead of lifelong mistakes we can celebrate the knowledge of eternity with Jesus. I think this is a beautiful message and you did a nice job of transitioning from the fun memories to the life lesson.
Genia Gilbert04/15/12
Thanks for sharing your great memories! I think it could use a quick check on punctuation, but that is common and easily taken care of. Good message and good writing!
Mildred Sheldon04/19/12
I cannot describe how much I enjoyed reading this. I totally agree that Easter is special and should remain as such. Spring break does not apply to Easter in my mind. Thank you for sharing.