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The Mothers of Easter and Four Angels

Updated on February 18, 2018

Riches

One woman sits at her vanity and combs her little daughter's beautiful hair. It's time to get the jeweled cross necklaces from the jewelry box. A few words about not getting that new pink dress dirty at the Easter egg hunt. Her husband is washing the Lexus and her son is complaining about having to walk the dog before they go. She is so looking forward to mingling with friends at the Church Easter Dinner. She hums the song,"Easter Parade" as she puts on the finishing touches of being dressed up for the grand day.




Poverty

One woman sits in the shade of a rag tent. She braids her daughter's hair and uses a torn away piece of her own pink blouse to make the tie at the end. Her husband went to a Catholic mission tent to see if he could get food for the day. Her son is playing with a stray dog. It's the first time she had seen him smile in weeks. She knows it's Easter Sunday and she prays to the Saints with her rosary beads that God will help her family. She hums,"Amazing Grace" as she waits for her husband to come back.

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Thankful

One woman prepares a ham and talks on the phone with her mother. She had boiled some eggs, had the kids color them and her husband is hiding them in the freshly mowed back yard. She looks out the window and thinks about how much she loves him and her wonderful children. They are barely getting by since his hours were cut back and her home business slowed considerably. She smiles at the picture of Jesus that hangs on the living room wall. With a little whisper of "thank you," she stirs the memories of Easter Sundays gone by

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Sadness

One woman thinks about the dread of going to her in laws. Her husband is still asleep from a drunken night with his friends. She looks out the window and wonders about freedom for her and her children. Her husband has a good job and constantly shoves that fact in her face while calling her a lazy worthless bitch. She looks at the large bruise on her leg and thinks about Jesus. She wonders if someday she will end up being beaten and murdered? She remembers the last Easter Sunday when her husband smashed all of the kid's Easter eggs she had made in her face. She told everyone that the cuts were from falling in the rose bush.

Four Angels

Four Angels write in the diarys of souls, dated for Easter Sunday. One Angel closes the book and shakes her head. One Angel closes the book and smiles. Two Angels close their books and cry.

© 2010 Tom Cornett

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    • Tom Cornett profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Cornett 

      7 years ago from Ohio

      G-Ma...thank you...blessings and big hugs! :)

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      12 months ago and it is still so true, how fast time goes by...He is there when we need Him and there when we think we don't...as quickly as life goes by we need to grasp each day and live in that moment...some more difficult then other's...God Bless you and yours...:O) HAPPY EASTER... Hugs G-Ma

    • Tom Cornett profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      Janny....So glad to hear you had a good Easter for your son. I hope you have many blessings this year! :)

    • JannyC profile image

      JannyC 

      8 years ago

      One of those women reminds me of myself. I wrote in my Single Motherhood blog that I had a blessed Easter. I thanked the Lord for letting me be able to have a wonderful Easter for my son. My situation should not of allowed it, but I was able to.

    • Tom Cornett profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      thevoice.....thank you. :)

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      thevoice 

      8 years ago from carthage ill

      five star great hub I remember we were six in tent god speed thanks its great

    • Tom Cornett profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      Betsy...That's so true...thanks for stopping by. :)

    • BetsyIckes profile image

      BetsyIckes 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Good hub that makes you think. Sometimes we are so wraped up in our own lives we forget about others.

    • Tom Cornett profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      Candie...it is about being together with the ones we love and helping each other out when we can. Some of us recognize that and others simply don't care. I am so glad you are OK now. A big hug and have a wonderful day! :)

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      Candie V 

      8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      This touched a nerve for me, Tom. My family has always done a lovely Easter Day get-together, but during my violent first marriage, I found myself at an Arby's cuz that's the only place he'd let me go. Darkest Easter I can remember, being cut off from family. It doesn't matter to me how much food, how fancy the dresses, the egg hunts, etc.. it's about families getting together and remembering why this day is so special. Thank you Tom, from the bottom of my heart!

    • Tom Cornett profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      Pete.....thanks...we surely don't.

    • Pete Maida profile image

      Pete Maida 

      8 years ago

      Very thougthful. We never know what is happening in the lives of the people we pass by everyday.

    • Tom Cornett profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Cornett 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks Tom......."May we find peace in His presence."...the perfect prayer for today.

    • Tom Whitworth profile image

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Tom,

      Easter is the seaon of redemption we are all sinners. May we find peace in His presence.

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