Just yesterday we received a package from Mom that she sent for the boys for Easter (it was sent March 27--arrived April 23; that's probably not too bad for having to go through customs and Canada Post). A gentleman from our church was here when it came so I shared with him how Mom was frustrated at how long it was taking and that it might arrive in time for next Easter. He reminded me how I had shared on Sunday (it's good to know people do listen in church) that it was the third Sunday in Easter on the church calendar and that we stay in Easter until Pentecost at the end of May. So it's all good. It arrived during Easter--just not when Mom wanted it to.
I had actually talked in church about how the church calendar is set up so we don't rush on to the next holiday like the rest of the world, but that we revel in the markings of time that God has set aside for us to celebrate and observe. So, don't put away your Easter decor yet. Remember that He is risen. He is risen indeed! Don't rush on to . . . well, there's not much coming up. I'm sure stores have 4th of July (or 1st of July here) items out there already. Stay in Easter. Don't forget where we've been and where we're going.