Today is GOOD FRIDAY! The very best Friday of the year!
A week or so ago we were talking about Easter and what to do with everyone’s crazy work schedules and James mentioned, it’s his Anniversary on Good Friday. Haha, yes, I forgot. It’s not “his” Anniversary BUT the Anniversary of his scar. 😀
17 years ago on a beautiful sunny Good Friday when we were living in our home in Pleasantville and James was 6 years old, We had friends over for lunch after Good Friday church. The kids were all playing on the side hill. They loved to get on their bellies and roll down the big grassy hill. YES, it’s hard to believe that we had grass at Easter…NOT this year! Anyway, James and his friend were rolling and Andrew had his bike on the hill with them, and somehow James’ cheek and Andrew’s bike pedal collided and sliced open James’ face right under his left eye! Dinner was put on hold, as we rushed him to Bridgewater hospital and then the IWK , the doctors’ thinking there was nerve and tissue damage done. Fortunately there wasn’t and James just had a nice big scar on his face and a story to tell his classmates when he got back to school. It looked pretty bad though!!!
After all these years James still has a scar and his story to tell when people ask what happened. It’s faded over the years ( wish I could find the pics of the day it happened but they are tucked away in the cubby with the other baby pics that need to be sorted)
James will tell you the saddest thing for him that day was not being able to have Smarties ice cream ( I never bought ice cream like that when the kids were little) Happy Scar Day James! Today we will have Smarties ice cream just for you!!
Tonight ( Saturday) in China starts the 3 day Qing Ming Festival ( Tomb Sweeping) I’ve posted about this holiday while we were living there and what the significance is. Today means a little more. Today my dear friends will pick up their Mama’s remains ( she died a year ago) and take them to be placed beside their Father, her husband, at the Family Tomb in the countryside when they do their Annual tomb sweeping. Their beliefs are so different from mine. Even though this will be a solemn event for them, and they will go very early in the morning, they are at peace because their Mother will reunite with their Father today…Oh how my heart is there, and would like to say so many things to this dear family!!!
Wishing you all a wonderful Good Friday. Hope you take the time to reflect the reason for this celebration and enjoy time with your families on this day off work.