Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017.


     Today is my favorite day of the whole year! I absolutely adore Easter, and it is definitely my favorite holiday. There are many reasons that I love it so much. First and foremost, because of my Christian faith. I love taking time each year to consider the significance of Jesus's death and resurrection, and to thank the Lord for the amazing gift of His Son. This holiday celebrates the whole cornerstone of the faith! Spring is also my favorite season, so I also love Easter because it means that winter is over and the dawn of spring is upon us (even more significant now that I live in New England again!), and the rebirth that happens in the springtime makes me think of the resurrection even more.

     For a lighter note, I do also love all of the more commercialized aspects of Easter. Rabbits are by far my favorite animal (if you need further confirmation of this, check out my Halloween costume from last year), and I love all of the Easter color palettes and cute decorations. The fun dessert recipes and adorable crafts and DIYs out there for this holiday just make things even better!

    For the past two years, unfortunately the Easter season has snuck up on me. Although I love the fact that Easter isn't nearly as commercialized as Christmas, sometimes I wish there was more of a season leading up to it so that we could all be "forced" to slow down a little bit and enjoy the special times each year. Last year, I was knee deep in beginning to prepare for my last round of final exams in undergrad, and my Senior Capstone paper was due right after Easter. I remember being so disappointed that I was unable to attend church that weekend due to finishing my paper. (Luckily though I did spend Easter lunch with my sweet senior year suitemate Caroline and her family!)

     This year, I am choosing not to dwell on the fact that the season snuck up on me again due to my cross-country moving, but instead choosing to celebrate the blessings that I have for this day! While I might not have been able to decorate my new apartment to my liking or have had time to bake fun Easter treats, this morning I'll be getting to worship God and celebrate the message of Easter by visiting a new church here in Burlington. 😊 And best of all- I don't have to do it alone! My best friend from high school, Jules, came to visit me from Maine for a couple days, so that I wouldn't have to spend my first weekend in my new city all alone.

    In years past I've shared the link to this song on the blog, and I wanted to share it again. I actually don't listen to a lot of contemporary Christian music, but this song is an exception and has been a favorite of mine for years, and will continue to be for years to come. Such a sweet reminder of what Easter means!

    Happy Easter to you! Wishing you a wonderful day. Something I didn't include in the above part of the post is that TOMORROW I begin my radio job!! Stay tuned for a post with more on that tomorrow.

     God Bless,

     xoxo Annaliese

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