They're gone and the house is eerily quiet. The calm after the crazy chaos. We had our Easter dinner a day early; a full day of family and friends. The heartbeat of our home was strong. Every chair was occupied, our table full and the walls reverberated with the sound of shrieking laughter and animated conversations. I was engulfed by the beaming, smiling faces of the people I love.
Simply put, it was a day to remember. And if the conversations of tonight's dinner is any indication, I can guarantee it will be fondly recalled, again and again at some other family event - it's joy relived all over again. That's the best part of these special times. They are the gifts that keep on giving.