For me (Karina), it is still kind of strange to be away from extended family during holiday times. In Canada both my mother and mother-in-law and all of my grandparents were around to plan/host/cook for and help us remember these celebrations. There are certain freedoms when you are celebrating alone, however I still miss the large family gatherings that we shared. Despite, missing home, being alone helps us grow closer as a family and form traditions.
Friends even brought baby bunnies to the compound, to add to the festivities. Calvin loved petting them. If it wasn't for the inevitable increased invasion of rats on our property, I would be half-tempted to keep some bunnies.
They hid them everywhere, behind bushes, around the playhouse, in the tire-swing, even in the banana trees. Yes, this is a "Tropical" Easter egg hunt. The kids were thrilled.
We are so thankful for this unique community all across the globe in Madagascar. Despite our different cultural backgrounds, differing home-countries, even different interests, one thing remains the same---we are all here serving in Madagascar for the furthering of Christ's Kingdom.
Blessings to you in this Easter Season!!